Tag Archives: Fear

Status Quo

They said, “What will we do with them? For it is obvious to all who live in Jerusalem that a notable sign has been done through them; we cannot deny it. But to keep it from spreading further among the people, … Continue reading

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Ezekiel’s Leading Market Indicator

Your wealth, merchandise and wares,     your mariners, sailors and shipwrights, your merchants and all your soldiers,     and everyone else on board will sink into the heart of the sea     on the day of your shipwreck. Ezekiel 27:27 (NIV) Reading the newspaper … Continue reading

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Endings, Beginnings

“‘The end! The end has come     upon the four corners of the land!’” Ezekiel 7:2b (NIV) This past weekend Suzanna reminded Wendy and me that it was just a year ago (on Valentine’s Day) that she and I left to go on … Continue reading

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Child-Like Reactions in a World of Adult Suffering

But if I go to the east, he is not there;     if I go to the west, I do not find him. When he is at work in the north, I do not see him;     when he turns to the … Continue reading

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Weathering the Extremities of Emotional Storms

Remember, O God, that my life is but a breath; my eyes will never see happiness again. Job 7:7 (NIV) I despise my life; I would not live forever.     Let me alone; my days have no meaning. Job 7:16 (NIV) I have … Continue reading

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Job’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put … Continue reading

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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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