Category Archives: Christian inspiration

Relax.

I love it when God surprises me with new understanding of a familiar verse. Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” The King James Version uses the term “very present help” I’d always … Continue reading

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Darkness

  As a child, I wasn’t bothered by monsters under the bed. What scared me was the guy hiding in the closet. I knew that as soon as I fell asleep, he’s slide the door aside, tiptoe over to my … Continue reading

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Beginnings

The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands. In the heavens, He has pitched a tent for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion.         … Continue reading

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Health & Wealth (Not) Gospel

Ever feel like you’re doing everything right but everything around you seems to be going wrong? In 1 Samuel 18, we read about Saul’s growing animosity toward David. As king of Israel, Saul was more interested in his popularity with … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

Thirty-five years ago, I observed my first father-less Father’s Day. Just a few weeks earlier, on the day after I returned home from my junior year of college, my dad passed away. That morning, I’d heard him and my brothers … Continue reading

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The Cost of Freedom

In the last decade since September 11th, we’ve waged war in two different countries. Our nation has lost many of its young men and women to death, not to mention the cost in physical and mental health terms. When my … Continue reading

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Seeking God’s Face

One of my favorite Bible stories is when Jesus calls Peter out of the boat and Peter walks on the water (Matthew 14: 23-36). They’ve just finished feeding the 5,000 and Jesus sends the disciples out in the boat while … Continue reading

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Dealing with Rebellion

I’ve gained a new appreciation for Moses. Reading through the book of Numbers, he is faced with rebellion and discontent over and over and over. There’s no water. There’s no food. There’s no meat. There’s no water again. Didn’t they … Continue reading

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Fragrance or Stench?

Have you ever walked through your neighborhood on a summer’s evening and smelled the aroma of meat cooking on a grill? You might have lifted your nose and inhaled the mouthwatering scent. What about stepping into a bakery, or a grocery … Continue reading

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Amazing God

If you’ve never read the Bible through from cover to cover, I highly recommend it. Several schedules are available from different organizations that tell you what to read for each day of the year. Until recently, I haven’t used them … Continue reading

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