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Elijah, the Spaghetti Western, and Me

The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of theLord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the … Continue reading

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Steering Out of Unhealthy Ruts in Life’s Road

Return to your rest, my soul,     for the Lord has been good to you. Psalm 116:7 (NIV) There is an ebb and flow to life. Things cycle. Relationships repeat familiar refrains. We often wander thoughtlessly from day to day, then wake from a daydream … Continue reading

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Refuge Amidst Rough Stretches of Life’s Path

The Lord is good,     a strong refuge when trouble comes.     He is close to those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7 (NLT) Life’s journey takes each one of us through many different emotional terrains. Mountaintop passes offer breathtaking vistas. They are wonderful … Continue reading

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Parade of the Downhearted

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 68 God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. Psalm 68:6a (NLT) “Christmas is such a happy time of year,” Wendy said to me as we drove to rehearsal the other … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, It’s on the List

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 56 You keep track of all my sorrows.     You have collected all my tears in your bottle.     You have recorded each one in your book. Psalm 56:8 (NLT) Lists. My life is full of lists. Wendy is the … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 34

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;     he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. Psalm 34:18 (NLT) I don’t care who you are, where you live, or how blessed you are in life – sometimes the blues descend upon you out of … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 24

He also hoped that Paul would bribe him, so he sent for him quite often and talked with him. After two years went by in this way, Felix was succeeded by Porcius Festus. And because Felix wanted to gain favor with … Continue reading

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