Category Archives: Scripture

Stand Up, Pick Up Your Mat, and Walk!

In John 5, we learn of a man who has been sick and lying at the pool of Bethesda for 38 years.  The pool was constantly surrounded by those who were blind, lame, or paralyzed and in need of healing.  … Continue reading

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Stacking the Deck

I don’t know Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I never have. And until God answers our desperate prayers and I meet him in heaven, I likely never will. But C.S. Lewis once said, “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; … Continue reading

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Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart

I have wanted to write about Exodus for a long time – but tonight, I experienced a moment of anger, frustration, brokenheartedness, and hopelessness.  When I finally had the chance to write is when I felt the least like writing … Continue reading

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Fighting for Him

Jacob was a master deceiver.  He conned his brother Esau into selling his birthright to him, and then he stole Esau’s blessing.  In Genesis 32:22-32, Jacob has an encounter with God as he is on his way to meet Esau … Continue reading

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Calling Each By Its Name

Last fall, several of us started a prayer ministry for people on death row called Operation Life.  We are assigned to specific inmates who are within 3 months of their execution (although that often gets stayed repeatedly), and we commit … Continue reading

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I Have Never Commanded Such a Horrible Deed

In Jeremiah 7, verses 30-31, the Lord says, “The people of Judah have sinned before my very eyes.  They have set up their abominable idols right in the Temple that bears my name, defiling it.  They have built pagan shrines … Continue reading

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Changed Hearts and Spirits

I was spending time in Ezekiel this morning when I came across verses 18-20 in Chapter 11: When the people return to their homeland, they will remove every trace of their vile images and detestable idols.  And I will give … Continue reading

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My Darling Child / I Still Love Him

As I read in Jeremiah a few weeks ago – I was struck by a set of verses about God bringing Israel back from captivity.  The verses spoke so perfectly to me about how God feels about His lost children, … Continue reading

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Your Faith for This Man Counts

Every once in a while, I have a day of doubt – never in God Himself, but more in if this is what God truly wants of me or if I’ve made it all up in my head.  Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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The End of the Story

Several weeks ago, I completed a Bible study with some amazing sisters in Christ on the book “The Storm Inside” by Sheila Walsh.  One week, we studied the transformation from insecurity to confidence using the story of Ruth.  The first … Continue reading

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