The Beauty of the Ashes: A Change of Position

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee, and kneel before the Lord our Maker. Psalm 95:6 Repentance is a major theme of the season of Lent. One of the best ways for me to show my repentance before God is to change my position. Yes, I mean literally change my position before Him. …

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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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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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