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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.

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Reflections on Psalm 119 (נ Nun)

Psalm 119:105-112 105 Your word is a lamp to walk by, and a light to illumine my path. 106 I have vowed and solemnly sworn to keep your just regulations. 107 I am suffering terribly. O Lord, revive me with your word!

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A Pointed Reminder

I just got corrected by God. It wasn’t a harsh correction. To the contrary, my own conscience supplied all the bite. A member of my family came forward to apologize for hurtful things he has done and said. I admit, … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness

I’ve had an article nearly completed for about a week, but I can’t finish it. The part that is holding me up is what I call the “heartswell” portion.

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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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Doomsday Gospel

“Westboro Baptist Church targets Taylor Swift,” the headline read. The article had a flavor of outrage, and rightly so. Fred Phelps, WBC’s leader and tireless purveyor of damnation, is at it again. This time, as chronicled by Pop Spy’s Jennifer O’Dell, … Continue reading

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Relational Power Tools

I love it when someone commits an offense against me. I’m not being facetious. This isn’t tongue-in-cheek. This morning I was pedaling my Gary Fisher in the rain when it hit me: interpersonal offenses are opportune moments in a relationship.

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