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Personal Captivity

Set me free from my prison,     that I may praise your name. Psalm 142:7 (NIV) The key to understanding David’s “prison” is by reading the liner notes to this particular song’s lyrics: “A maskil of David. When he was in … Continue reading

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Confession of an Ex-News Junkie

Anyone who rebukes a mocker will get an insult in return.     Anyone who corrects the wicked will get hurt. Proverbs 9:7 (NLT) I used to be a news junkie. I grew up in a time when the television had four … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 24

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.     The world and all its people belong to him. Psalm 24:1 (NLT) My brother has lived what I would describe as a nomadic life. Having spent most of his adult life going … Continue reading

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Day 10: Your Views on Drugs and Alcohol

30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 10: Your views on Drugs and Alcohol. I find that people’s views on drugs and alcohol are largely shaped by their early experiences in their family of origin. In my family, adult beverages were consumed … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Leviticus 5

“When you are guilty, immediately confess the sin that you’ve committed and bring as your penalty to God for the sin you have committed a female lamb or goat from the flock for an Absolution-Offering.” Leviticus 5:5 (MSG) A guilty … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Isaiah 9

Appetites insatiable, stuffing and gorging themselves left and right with people and things. But still they starved. Not even their children were safe from their rapacious hunger. Isaiah 9:20 (MSG) I have an appetite for food that, left to myself, finds me overweight … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Judges 20

 But they wouldn't do it. The Benjaminites refused to listen to their brothers, the People of Israel. Instead they raised an army from all their cities and rallied at Gibeah to go to war against the People of Israel. Judges … Continue reading

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