Broken Bones

“…let the bones you have broken rejoice.” Psalm 51:8   I was walking backward into Tommy’s yard while reading the graffiti that was painted on the boxcars that sat on the train tracks beside his back yard. I don’t remember now what the graffiti said because what happened next…well, it was “lights out, Alice!” Tommy’s …

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The Beauty of the Ashes: A Poem for the beginning of Lent

For the beauty of the Ashes, For the glory they once revealed, In these no words could ever capture, God’s highest work in me He sealed.   For the beauty of the love that fills the world, Even though in anguish with devils filled, Let not my heart ere be defeated, For all is thus, …

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Don’t Bother Me With the Facts

  Jesus said, “For judgment I came into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may become blind.”  John 9:39 Read John 9:18-41 “I say, I say, don’t bother me with the facts son, I’ve already made up my mind.” A bit of wisdom from one of …

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A Heart of Perfect Peace

  "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Proverbs 4:23 Read Proverbs 4 I always thought grief was the range of emotions people went through after the death of loved one, or a traumatic loss. I couldn’t imagine that I was in grief. After all, it was eight months …

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Everyone Needs Heart Surgery

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?”   Jeremiah 17:9 Read Jeremiah 17   I turned in my heart monitor thinking I would finally find out why my heart rhythms were so crazy. I had worn it for a week. Every time I felt some strange rhythms I had to push a button that would record what my heart …

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Soul Food Anyone?

“Meanwhile the disciples besought him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat of which you do not know.” John 4:31-32 Read John 4:27-42  Food is one of my great delights in all of God’s creation. There is such variety in the world. I love experiencing the culinary delights of different …

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Is That Too Much to Ask?

“And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I command you this day for your good? Deuteronomy …

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Springs of Joy

“The statutes of the Lord are just and rejoice the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear and gives light to the eyes… By them also is your servant enlightened, * and in keeping them there is great reward.” Palm 19:8,11 Read Psalm 19 Many people walk through life with heavy hearts. Some are …

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