Monthly Archives: October 2012

And Close the Path to Misery

Sometimes when I have trouble praying I go to my old hymnbook and look for something that will give me a jump-start. This morning I was impacted by these words from an advent hymn dated 1710. The first lines are … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Glory

Most days seem to run their course and, if anyone would ask us to report the highlights, we would sort through the routines looking for something interesting to tell. But then, there are those breakthrough moments when we become aware … Continue reading

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There Is More to the Story

Psalm 16 is a story of David placing his trust in God and being confident that God will protect him. David knows that he will eventually die but he is not afraid in this particular circumstance. Somehow God has assured … Continue reading

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God Is in the Details

We are watching God build a prayer team at our church. In order to help people identify who is on this team we have created nametags with magnetic strips that bond the tag to the strip. Last week I gave … Continue reading

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The Power of Children’s Words

Why are these words so important? My four-year-old friend, “I want to talk to you on the phone.” My six-year-old friend, “It’s OK to make a mistake.” My ten-year-old friend, “I remember when we came to your fish pond and … Continue reading

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A Blaze of Glory

The autumn leaves are stunning this year. A friend reminded me that at our Senior Adult Prayer Retreat last year I said that the autumn leaves are a picture of the potential spiritual experience we can have in the autumn … Continue reading

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The Boundary Lines

I love the theme of Psalm 16 that says the boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places. Surely I have a delightful inheritance. It reminds me that in this life there are boundaries that guide us, protect us … Continue reading

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