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Category Archives: 2014

“I Want to Know Christ”

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Holy wisdom, love most bright; Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring Soar to uncreated light. From the song Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach , lyrics by Robert Bridges One of the joys of the Christmas season is the beautiful music that is played everywhere. Recently I […]

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A Lesson about Gratitude

“Then Jonah went out to the east side of the city and made a shelter to sit under as he waited to see what would happen to the city. And the Lord God arranged for a leafy plant to grow there, and soon it spread its broad leaves over Jonah’s head, shading him from the […]

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How God Fills Empty Rooms

I walk by the empty rooms on a regular basis. Most of the time I’m able to focus on the happy memories of days filled with children’s voices and laughter, but other times are more difficult for me. On those days I miss our boys’ presence in our home as well as all the seasons […]

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Summer of Joy

Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart! Psalm 32:11 Sometimes joy seems like an elusive sensation, even in the midst of a beautiful summer day. Why is that? For each of us the reasons vary. It can depend on the burdens that we’re currently carrying. […]

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Garbage Out!

Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:13-14 I have a confession to make: I just […]

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