They Knew God – Rom 1

They knew God.  That's the hardest thing to stomach.  The people of Romans 1 who were calling sin as something righteous, knew God. "For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitutde.  Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their...

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Huh? – Gen 32-33

God tells Jacob to go back to his homeland after 20 years where God would bless him.  He is to go back to the very place where his brother Esau wanted to murder him. So he packs up his abundant possessions and starts making the journey.   Part way there he sends his...

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Jacob into the Great Unknown – Gen 28:10-22

I didn't see it before and maybe it's not so significant to the many, but it is a comfort to my own heart.  And a conviction. You know the story.  Jacob deceives his father and claims his brother's blessing and because of it, he had to flee.  So he left to go back to...

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Open our Eyes, Lord, We want to See Jesus

8 Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, “I will set up my camp in such and such a place.” 9 The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: “Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down...

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Reflection on Our Times

I was thinking tonight that it seems like we are heading into dark and terrible times, yet what seems most important to so many people is about who to blame. And then I realized that this is what war and conflict are all about--two parties who care more about blaming...

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Christmas, Christ and Evil

The night before Christmas I was meditating on the nativity story.  We tend to think it was all peaceful, cuddly babies, angels, etc..  We forget that it was a father who had to returned to his small home town with his pregnant girlfriend, an act of shame.  It was a...

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One of the Ways of God’s Will

Lately (for quite some time actually), it has felt like the communication lines between heaven and my ears have been a little clogged.  When I pray for others, the lines are open.  But with decisions in my life, I have felt very much unclear. This morning I woke and...

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Freak Out to Faith

When I look ahead, I see challenges that seem beyond unpleasant, insurmountable, and awful in many respects.  At first I was tempted to go to the place of fear, frustration, anger, etc... But then I read the quote from Corrie ten Boom: Trust an unknown future to a...

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Noah and his pet Komodo Dragon

A few years ago we went to the Ark Encounter and walked through a replica of the ark.  It was huge and impressive to see that it indeed was all possible.  What I remember though is the animals.  Because of the parentage of the species, all animals and all species were...

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