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Psalm 23

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over.” (Psalm 23:5) The symbolism is unmistakable here. As I have said many times before, God’s people love to eat. I guess we just can’t help it. Even as I write, images of chicken wings dance through my head. Frankly, truth…

Snow and Flakes

It’s cold! Generally, in our part of the country, we do not get through the winter without experiencing at least a few flakes of snow (to be more exact, usually, a few inches). No matter where it falls, if one were to place it under a microscope they would discover one consistent truth, snow is flakey.…and so are some people. There are…

Psalm 51

Psalm 51:10. David’s words in this psalm have resonated with me for so very many years of my life. His sincere outcry to God reveals a deep heart calling to an even deeper God. He says, “…renew a right spirit within me.” It is a prayer that most of us needs to pray daily. That is, if it is our desire to…

Truth Found on Mulberry Street

From what we gather, the not so truthful tale told by American Olympic swimmer, Ryan Lochte and friends, has proved to be an embarrassment both to themselves, their country, as well as to their families. By way of loss of commercial endorsements, they stand to lose millions. Admittedly, even though they were unwise, I kind of feel sorry for them but, then,…

Get To Know Jesus, For Real!

(Adapted from Practical Christianity by V. Gilbert Beers) If we were to ask a hundred people, “What is Jesus like?” We would get many different answers. One person would describe a long-remembered picture of Jesus wearing a sad, pained expression. This person might think of a Jesus who never laughed. Another would think of a painting in with the searching eyes of…

Non nobis Domine

Every year the news includes some very disheartening, stories. It almost seems ages ago that we were reading about the riots in Ferguson, the missing plane from Malaysia Airlines, and violence in Iraq. And who can forget the Ebola Epidemic. Later, Ferguson got replaced by Baltimore and Iraq got replaced by violence in Chicago. As usual, some people blame God for all…

It Is Better to Receive

People are always looking to find their identity in someone or something. They sometimes try to accomplish this by declaring themselves to be something that, perhaps, they are not. Certainly there is a sense in which self-declaration can be a motivator. Let’s face it. You won’t get very far in life by declaring yourself to be a Loser. In fact, when you…