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A Father Knows

Imagine being a licensed foster parent when a social worker comes to drop a group of five siblings off at your house.  You have never met them before and only know a little bit about them.  The next several days … Continue reading

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They Sentenced Me To Die

It seemed like I’d run out of second chances And they sentenced me to die And I was just like a dead man walking I was running out of time But you came to me and opened my eyes And … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Love Story

I find the book of Hosea to be one of the most beautiful but too often overlooked books of the Bible.  In it, God is brokenhearted over Israel’s idolatry – so He chooses Hosea to deliver a message for Him.  … Continue reading

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You Are: A Desperate Prayer

Lord, You are El Shaddai, God Almighty, all-powerful, sovereign over everything. As jury selection starts on Monday and Jahar’s trial begins, remind us that You are in control.  We tend to think we know what is best – but You … 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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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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