Tag Archives: Need

Damage Control

I will be careful to live a blameless life—     when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity     in my own home. Psalm 101:2 (NLT) Politics has always been a dirty business. Things have not … 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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Honest Reflections

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 71 Though you have made me see troubles,  many and bitter,  you will restore  my life again;  from the depths of the earth  you will again bring me up.  Psalm 71:20 (NIV) The Christmas season and the subsequent … Continue reading

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Just What I Need in the Moment

Chapter-a-Day Psalm 69 Save me, O God, for the floodwaters are up to my neck. Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire; I can’t find a foothold. I am in deep water, and the floods overwhelm me. Psalm 69:1-2 … Continue reading

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A Great Man in Need

Andy Bales was my youth pastor when I was in high school. His impact on my life was immeasurable. More than that, he has quietly “walked the talk” better than any living human being I’ve ever known. I pass this … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 20

Many will say they are loyal friends,        but who can find one who is truly reliable? Proverbs 20:6 (NLT) Who are you gonna call at 2:00 a.m. when the world is crashing down around you and you are at the … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day James 2

For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws. James 2:10 (NLT) Years ago when my girls were young, I woke one morning and decided … Continue reading

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