Living among lions…now what?

When David was hiding inside a cave from King Saul, he penned these plaintive words: “I am in the midst of lions; I am forced to dwell among ravenous beasts…” (Psalm 57:4) Can you relate to David? Have you ever wanted to hide inside a cave? Have you ever felt pursued by King Saul, or […]

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In Times Like These…

During a bubonic plague outbreak in 1527, the Protestant Reformer Martin Luther gave this pastoral advice: “I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air, administer medicine and take it. I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated […]

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A total loss of heart

“I felt moments away from a total loss of heart.” Can you relate to these words? John Eldredge wrote them in his book, Waking the Dead, but you or I could have written them just as easily. Feel their weight again: “I felt moments away from a total loss of heart.” It’s funny how these […]

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The Christmas Anti-Climax

Sometimes in life, it is difficult to tell who is winning and who is losing. Consider Joseph’s stint in slavery, the three Hebrews’ stroll in a fiery furnace, and our Lord’s own trial and crucifixion. Each of these events shouted the defeat of God’s purposes, and yet each of these defeats was actually a doorway […]

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The Happy Warrior

Are you a Happy Warrior? After all that you have experienced in your personal and professional life, and amid the fears and uncertainties of our present world, is there still music in your heart and fire in your bones as you engage in your calling and vocation? In John 14, Jesus modeled the heart and […]

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