Tag Archives: Fear

The Misplaced Love of Tradition

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the God of gods. His love endures forever. Give thanks to the Lord of lords: His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1-3 (NIV) A few years back a colleague … Continue reading

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The Courage to Audition

Last Sunday evening was the first of two audition for a production of a play I wrote called Ham Buns and Potato Salad. As I am not the Director but the writer, I was allowed into auditions but was not … Continue reading

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Unexpected Curves in Life’s Road

And finally Saul son of Kish was chosen from among them. But when they looked for him, he had disappeared! So they asked the Lord, “Where is he?” And the Lord replied, “He is hiding among the baggage.” 1 Samuel … Continue reading

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Faith, Fear, and Flaws

Abraham replied, “I thought, ‘This is a godless place. They will want my wife and will kill me to get her.’ And she really is my sister, for we both have the same father, but different mothers. And I married her. … Continue reading

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Swimming Against the Tide of Circumstance

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 57 My heart is confident in you, O God;     my heart is confident.     No wonder I can sing your praises! Psalm 57:7 (NLT) According to the liner notes at the beginning of Psalm 57, David wrote these lyrics … Continue reading

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Keeping it All in Perspective

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 47 God reigns above the nations,     sitting on his holy throne. Psalm 47:8 (NLT) It is sometimes hard not to get sucked into the vortex of current events. As I write this post the United States is a … Continue reading

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Blow Ye Winds of Fortune! (and Fear Not)

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 46 God is our refuge and strength,     always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come     and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam.     Let the … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 27

But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down. Acts 27:22 (NLT) When I was growing up, my family and I vacationed each year on Rainy Lake. The large lake is a … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 25

So the next day [King] Agrippa and [his sister] Bernice arrived at the auditorium with great pomp, accompanied by military officers and prominent men of the city. [Governor] Festus ordered that Paul be brought in. Acts 25:23 (NLT) Confession time. When … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 19

“Gentlemen, you know that our wealth comes from this business. But as you have seen and heard, this man Paul has persuaded many people that handmade gods aren’t really gods at all. And he’s done this not only here in Ephesus … Continue reading

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