Tag Archives: Endurance

Good News, Bad News, Encouragement, Call

Nevertheless, I have this against you…. Revelation 2:20 (NIV) I am thirty three years into this faith journey as a follower of Jesus. I’ve come a long way. Jesus led me where I had no desire or expectation of going. … Continue reading

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In Sight of the Journey’s End

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 (NIV) For Paul, who languished in a Roman dungeon and put the finishing touches on his letter to Timothy, the proverbial … Continue reading

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“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of….” 2 Timothy 3:14a (NIV) I regularly refer to my life as a journey. If you don’t know it, the word “wayfarer” (the name of my … Continue reading

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This Has Not Changed

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself … Continue reading

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Back to Reality

Tenderhearted women     have cooked their own children. They have eaten them     to survive the siege. Lamentations 4:1o (NLT) Wendy and I just returned from ten days at the lake. We had a wonderful time with a house full of family … Continue reading

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Times of Rain; Times of Drought

Despair, all you farmers!     Wail, all you vine growers! Weep, because the wheat and barley—     all the crops of the field—are ruined. Joel 1:11 (NLT) Yesterday Wendy and I had meetings in Des Moines and found ourselves driving the familiar … Continue reading

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A Scared Child Clinging to His Father’s Hand

Yet I still belong to you;     you hold my right hand. Psalm 73:23 (NLT) My family will tell you that I’m a “letter” guy. It’s one of the (many) quirks to which I cling. In a world of instant electronic … Continue reading

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Built to Last

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 52 But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God.     I will always trust in God’s unfailing love. Psalm 52:8 (NLT) I’ve already seen many things change in my lifetime. Experts say that technology … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 37

Put your hope in the Lord.     Travel steadily along his path. Psalm 37:34 (NLT) There was a poster that hung in my room when I was a teenager. It pictured a long country highway that went up and down rolling hills … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 30

Weeping may last through the night,     but joy comes with the morning. Psalm 30:5b (NLT) I recently read the book Churchill, a long biographical essay on the celebrated British leader by historian Paul Johnson. Other than my passing knowledge of … Continue reading

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