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Reflections on Psalm 119 (צ Tsade)

Psalm 119: 137-144 137 You are just, O Lord, and your judgments are fair. 138 The rules you impose are just, and absolutely reliable. 139 My zeal consumes me, for my enemies forget your instructions. Advertisements

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The Crucible

As many readers are aware, I had a collision with an automobile in June (while riding my bicycle) that could easily have resulted in my death. I wrote about it here not long after it happened, before I fully realized … Continue reading

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Postcards From the Mohave

“My heart is stirred by a noble theme. My tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” –Psalms 45:1 The first time I read this verse, my jaw dropped. I had just finished going through an entire week without speaking

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Trust

I just finished watching The Impossible, a new film in which a youngish couple played by Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts have brought their three boys to Indonesia and settled into a coastal bungalow just in time for the 2004 … Continue reading

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Land of the Morning Calm

Peter joined the U.S. Army in 1981. He had studied Taekwondo extensively for years, so when the time came to discuss his deployment, he asked to be stationed in Korea where the discipline of Taekwondo had been developed during the … Continue reading

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My Green Revolution

I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. This happened last night as I was biking home from work around midnight.As an explanatory note, I live in Vancouver but work in Portland. My trip to work consists of … Continue reading

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Transformation

I said “Via con Dios” to a friend last month. After a year in Portland, John moved up to Vancouver, Washington to take a maintenance job at a mid-sized apartment complex. I didn’t want to see him go. For one … Continue reading

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