Trusting God No Matter What

Psalm 16  Debbie and I are praying some specific things about our guests (I won’t put those in a public email but I will answer if you ask me). Why do I mention this? Hmmm… in our Psalm this week, David expresses confidence that God will deliver him from death. As I was praying about and […]

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God’s Majesty and Man’s Dignity

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Psalm 8  We sat on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. The night skies were perfect for star gazing! No light pollution from man-made lights; no humidity to cause haze in the sky; high(ish) altitude so that the air was thinner than near sea level; plus, local amateur astronomers had telescopes set up so we could observe […]

God Hears Our Crying

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Psalm 6  “Things will be better in the morning.” That sounds good – but then you wake up and it’s still the same. Night comes again. The end is not yet in sight. And you find yourself in tears – again. Ever have a life situation like that? David did. His reason for grief may […]

Safety in the Midst of Turmoil

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Psalm 4  Getting a job didn’t seem so tough. I had 10+ years of professional experience. I figured it was just a matter of time. I had it all figure out. Except for one thing: No job offers came my way. we were in a new city, with three kids. And we were in that […]

The World is in an Uproar!

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Psalm 2  We hear news every day about nations being in an uproar about something. Then, above and beyond that, we see nations persecuting religion. China was recently in the news about reprogramming Muslims in part of their country. then, closer to home, we hear news about Christians being persecuted! Not only are nations in […]

Where Are Your Roots?

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Psalm 1  On Columbus Day of 1962, something historic came ashore in the region, and it wasn’t the Niña, the Pinta, or the Santa Maria. A  tropical storm named Freda formed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles away, eventually intensifying into a typhoon [and eventually] slamming into the West Coast with its […]

Restored!

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John 21  My wife loves watching the TV shows where they upgrade or restore houses. Some of the homes are in pretty dire straits when the process starts! But, with enough money and the right hands planning and building, how they end up is amazing! They are restored, often beyond the quality they once had in […]

I Doubt It!

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John 20:19-31  Have you ever played the game, “I doubt it?” The goal is to get rid of the cards in your hand, and sometimes – maybe often – requires bluffing. Another player can call your bluff by saying “I doubt it” with consequences for you if the other player is right, or for them, […]

It’s Empty!

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John 18:31-19:18  Much of today’s world is blindly unaware. the most important event in all of human history happened nearly 2,000 years ago. On Friday, Jesus uttered that single word (in the Greek), “It is finished!” But, apart from what happened on Sunday, the word would be meaningless. Sunday confirmed the reality of who Jesus was […]