Naked Verbs

Sometimes verbs are more powerful without all of their accompanying grammatical clothing. Consider these naked verbs from the 147th psalm. In describing God’s activities in their most stripped down forms, the psalmist says that God: Builds up Gathers Heals (the brokenhearted) Binds up (wounds) Determines Calls (by name) Sustains Casts down (wickedness) Covers Supplies Provides […]

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Eating Summer 2019

Have you started yet? A few years ago, my brother, Cheyenne, posted a memorable picture of himself swimming up out of a pool with his mouth wide open like he was about to take a giant bite. His caption read: “I’m eating summer.” I hope you are able to do that this year too. Whether […]

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The heart needs time to heal

Your heart was not designed to be constantly beat up without having time to recover and heal. Even if you are in a season of life where you are facing an endless succession of difficulties—indeed, especially if you are in one of those seasons—you must find ways to let your heart regroup, slow down, and […]

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Sticks and Stones

“What is in your hand?” God loves this question. When He first appeared to Moses from a burning bush He asked him, “What is in your hand?” Moses replied, “A staff.” That was enough for God. For the rest of the story, Moses’ staff released plagues over Egypt, parted the Red Sea, scared water out […]

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Lost causes (in ministry)

Lost causes. Do you know any? I am sure you do. In fact, if you were to pause right now and think about the ministers that you have known, you could probably identify several that have gotten shipwrecked in their ministries, their personal lives, and even their faith. Some of them have made varying levels […]

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