Tag Archives: God

Send in the Clouds

Some clouds are lovely, but in general they do not carry a positive association. Dreary days, rain, and cooler weather are what I associate with clouds, and I would prefer beautiful sunny days. If I lived in a desert where … Continue reading

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Have Faith in Times of Frustration

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September means a new school year for children and college students, a new year of work for their teachers and administrators, and a new start to church programs, volunteer plans and Bible studies. It’s a time of renewed effort; new … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Take On Every Page of Your Bible

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Sometimes I forget that the Bible is not a textbook. The thousands of books written to help us interpret the Bible, like commentaries, dictionaries, and resources on systematic theology and hermeneutics, will never be as powerful as the Word of … Continue reading

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Inheritance for Everyone

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When the Bible records the inheritance given to daughters, I pay attention. I’m used to reading a Bible steeped in a patriarchal culture, therefore it is full of the names, escapades and inheritances of men. Except for two places where … Continue reading

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Blind Spots

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The Chicago Tribune has featured recent articles on cultural blind spots. “That is, everyone is missing a cultural puzzle piece – a movie, a TV show, a museum, a play, a record, etc..” I’m not too worried about missing a … Continue reading

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Charlottesville, Harvey and Compassion

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The unsettling rally in Charlottesville took place over three weeks ago, and in its wake we saw protests, removal of confederate statues, and a number of thoughtful news stories and editorials. Hurricane Harvey blew through southern Texas dumping massive amounts … Continue reading

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Open My Eyes

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The Wall Street Journal opened my eyes this morning. I was flabbergasted to read that many millennials do not realize that a $20 antenna is all one needs to watch network television. They were so used to paying for cable … Continue reading

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Three Untold Bible Stories and What They Tell Us About God

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The Bible is God’s Word to us; God is the main character and the Bible tells God’s story.  His supporting cast inhabits about 2200 years of human history starting with the people of Israel and ending with the first century development of … Continue reading

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Is God Playful?

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Play is something that we do for the sheer love of the activity.  Playing a game, going dancing, enjoying a dinner party with friends, and going hiking can all be wonderful, playful pursuits. What does God think about our playfulness? … Continue reading

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Trusting the Mastery while Living in the Mystery

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“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”   Genesis 1:1-2 These first two verses … Continue reading

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