Tag Archives: Belief

Unconditional Love for Irreconcilable Suffering

“Consider now: Who, being innocent, has ever perished?     Where were the upright ever destroyed? As I have observed, those who plow evil     and those who sow trouble reap it. Job 4:7-8 (NIV) When I was young, I began to notice … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Question

Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of … Continue reading

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“Yes, You Can”

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…. Ephesians 3:20 (NIV) When our daughters were growing up, I made the choice that my default parental answer would … Continue reading

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A Purposed Change of Course

For God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose by agreeing to hand over to the beast their royal authority, until God’s words are fulfilled. Revelation 17:17 (NIV)   Yesterday I was having coffee with my friend … Continue reading

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Believing Such Nonsense

Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon. Revelation 16:16 (NIV) I had a chance to visit Megiddo and look out over the Valley of Armageddon while in Israel several years back. My … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Asaph’s Unique Lyric Style

But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; Psalm 75:9a (NLT) If jazz is playing in the background and I hear Louis Armstrong playing the trumpet, I know it. If an electric guitar solo is being … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 2

“Let us break their chains,” they cry,     “and free ourselves from slavery to God.” Psalm 2:3 (NLT)  I was chatting the other day with an avowed atheist. Raised as a child in the church, my friend was not taught to … Continue reading

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