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Able and Willing

Able and Willing

“May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love; and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God’s children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really...

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Underwhelmed

Underwhelmed

“But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love…” (Nehemiah 9:17) They each blundered big under a varying set of circumstances. Eve reached for...

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Attached

Attached

“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint and to him who has no might he...

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Interrupters

Interrupters

“On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was...

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Accounted

Accounted

“By his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and shall bear their iniquities.” (Isaiah 53:11) He never presented himself as a celebrity. Not by a long...

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Center Stage

Center Stage

“But made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:7) Your servant’s heart startles us. Your supreme might, holiness, and majesty are our usual...

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To Mind

To Mind

“’The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’” (Lamentations 3:25) Sometimes it’s a good idea to remember the essentials – to go back and take in truths we knew once but our...

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Love Lived Out

Love Lived Out

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices...

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Parallel Stories

Parallel Stories

“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour…And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And the earth shook, and the rocks were...

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Hovering

Hovering

“They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.” (Eph 4:18) They scrutinized Jesus like a hawk peering...

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With Us

With Us

“And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you.” (Luke 1:28) No angel in sight right now bringing us that startling announcement he brought to Mary. No light filling our...

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Wooden Stakes

Wooden Stakes

"God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places." (Habakkuk 3:19) I ran headlong into old friends this week –  caught sight of them when I...

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