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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ר Resh)

Psalm 119: 153-160 153 See my pain and rescue me! For I do not forget your law. 154 Fight for me and defend me! Revive me with your word! 155 The wicked have no chance for deliverance, for they do not seek your … Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ה He)

Psalm 119:33-40 33 Teach me, Lord, the way of your decrees, that I may follow it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart. 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, … Continue reading

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Christians, Please Proceed With Caution

I have been feeling serious misgivings lately about my sometimes aggressive discussion of cultural hot-button issues. This was actually pointed out to me by one of my most faithful readers. Am I grateful? Yes. But rather than ceasing to discuss … Continue reading

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Jesus Loves the Homeless

“I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful, but I never read in either of them, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden.” –St. Augustine I am truly blessed. … Continue reading

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Alms

“Who gives himself with his alms feeds three—himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.”                                         –James Russell Lowell (1819-1891). I was walking … Continue reading

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We’re All in This Together

“Holding a grudge is like taking poison and expecting the other person to die.”                             –Alcoholics Anonymous adage It has been a long and thoughtful process that … Continue reading

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Adrian

“Do not forget to show kindness to strangers, for in this way, some have entertained angels unawares.” –Hebrews 13:2 She arrived around three in the morning. I saw her through the picture window as she was approaching

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