The Key to Locked Doors

The Key to Locked Doors

One of a few posts in a short series on thanksgiving. It is so easy to get stuck, to feel trapped, to feel hemmed in…

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The Gift of Darkness

The Gift of Darkness

Satisfaction versus hunger, it is one of Scripture’s many paradoxes. On the one hand, there is a certain satisfaction or contentment that we are expected…

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Get Your Edge Back

Get Your Edge Back

Now the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “Behold now, the place before you where we are living is too limited for us.  Please let us…

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But Have Not Love

But Have Not Love

I launched out like a sailor of the wind, a pneumanaut, not knowing where the thermals might set me down. No one was worried about…

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Holding Pattern

Holding Pattern

One of my favorite books in the bible is the book of Deuteronomy. A key to understanding the book is understanding the context. Here is…

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Purity of Heart

Purity of Heart

Sometimes everything you know, love, and remember about a poerson can be summed up in one picture. A moment frozen in time that speaks continually…

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Lois, Eunice, Timothy & the Grameen Bank: A Mother's Day Story

Lois, Eunice, Timothy & the Grameen Bank: A Mother’s Day Story

The Grameen Bank was founded in Bangladesh by Dr. Muhammed Yunus in 1976. The project eventually flourished and unleashed a movement of micro-lending and other…

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Consider the Cost

Consider the Cost

It is a dreaded topic. It is probably not preached enough. And when it is preached I rarely leave feeling very good about the overall…

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Consecrate Your Temple

Consecrate Your Temple

No, this is not a post on fitness. I just could not resist the lovely picture. And besides, the image is not totally disconnected from…

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Good to Great

Good to Great

Probably most of us have heard of Jim Collins’ bestselling book from 2001, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t. It…

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim’s Progress

Posting devotions in Germany did not work out as planned, but today we are starting back with our daily posts.   pro-gres-sion  [pruh-gresh–uhn] noun 1.      …

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Ornaments

Ornaments

I am in Germany this week, but will try at least to post a short devotion each day. The fear of the Lord teaches wisdom,…

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There's Something About Mary

There’s Something About Mary

Emily recently wrote about Mary the mother of Jesus as a type of Christ carrier for all of us to model ourselves after. There are…

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Verify

Verify

As I have mentioned before, my Grandpa was a gregarious and boisterous coal-miner-turned-Pentecostal-preacher from the Appalachian mountains. There was nothing subtle about him. He would…

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Easter: The Power to Die

Easter: The Power to Die

Easter is a celebration, and rightly so. At the core of the Kerygma proclaimed by Jesus and His disciples is the death, burial and resurrection…

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