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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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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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Offensive Peacemaking

I had a personal experience years ago that taught me how much joy can be had in doing the work of a peacemaker. The life lesson came about by happenstance, and I still think of the whole incident as a … Continue reading

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