... water will gush forth in the desert and streams in the wilderness

Isaiah 35:6

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RSS Reflections Out Of Time

  • ANYTHING NEW? Psalm 23 January 21, 2023
    Can I find anything new in Psalm 23?  After all, it’s so familiar.  Over my twenty-three-year pastoral career, I performed hundreds of funerals, probably with none omitting the familiar and comforting words of the 23rd Psalm. Today it’s my time to read this well-known psalm in my daily Bible reading schedule.  Skip over it?  Or […]
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  • DELICATE WORK Psalm 8 January 14, 2023
    For our 25th wedding anniversary, Sue and I enjoyed a river cruise in France.  Before traversing the Rhone River, they put us up in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cannes, on the French Riviera, on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.  So nice to be pampered! Two weeks later we culminate our silver celebration in […]
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RSS Christianity Today

  • Hagar’s Unhappiness Helps Me Parent Fragile Kids January 26, 2023
    How an enslaved Old Testament woman's trials gave me insight into raising the “strawberry generation.” You’re reading the English translation of the winner of Christianity Today’s second annual essay contest for Christians who write in Indonesian. Learn more about the competition and CT’s multilingual work, and check out the winning essays written originally in Portuguese, […]
  • Read the Winners of Christianity Today’s Second International Essay Contest January 26, 2023
    Wisdom, perspective, and theological understanding from Spanish, Portuguese, French, Chinese, and Indonesian writers. Hagar’s unhappiness helps one Indonesian father become a better parent. A Mexican mother reflects on the parallels between Abraham nearly sacrificing Isaac and the false idols that tempt families to sacrifice their children today. A Chinese writer ponders the ramifications of Joseph’s […]

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