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Reflections on Psalm 119

Reflections on Psalm 119 I spoke with a friend recently about a persistent bout of the blues. She listened patiently, then suggested daily reading and journaling through Psalm 119. This was the result.   Advertisements

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How People Change

I’m reading a book called How People Change. When I looked at it, a little voice inside said, “Everyone wants to sell books and expand their sphere of influence. Everyone wants you to believe they’ve found some new approach to … Continue reading

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There’s a Cain Inside All of Us

Strangely, the story of Cain and Abel usually comes off sounding like that of a poor sap who makes an unfortunate blunder and then gets carried away by anger in the aftermath. But what really happened? Could there be more of … Continue reading

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Asking the Impossible

“But God wills our good, and our good is to love Him…and to love Him we must know Him: and if we know Him, we shall in fact fall on our faces…Yet the call is not only to prostration and … Continue reading

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Authority

“Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he … Continue reading

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Obedience

In spite of my unshakeable belief in the person of Christ, my Christian life has been a patchwork of successes and disappointments.  I have known both joy and tumult.  A number of crashing personal failures and regular emotional turbulence

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Discipline

I tossed the turned all Sunday night. Actually, it was Monday’s wee hours. Sunday had been a beautiful day.  In spite of illness, anxiety and a potent helping of the blues, I prayed to God as I went about my … Continue reading

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