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Reflections on Psalm 119 (ק Qof)

Psalm 119: 145-152 145 I cried out with all my heart, “Answer me, O Lord! I will observe your statutes.” 146 I cried out to you, “Deliver me, so that I can keep your rules.” 147 I am up before dawn crying for help.

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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 (ח Heth)

Psalm 119:57-64 57 You are my portion, Lord; I have promised to obey your words. 58 I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your … Continue reading

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The Job Principle

Imagine you’re a real pessimist. Eeyore’s got nothing on you. You have to periodically fight through major depressive storms that are fueled by the conviction that you’re SCREWED. Period. You’re the only person on God’s green earth that he doesn’t … Continue reading

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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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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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Refiner’s Fire

I’ve had a piece of metal in my hand for 10 years. I don’t remember how it happened, but I was working with something made of sheet metal and cut my hand open. At the time, I didn’t know I’d … Continue reading

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