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Prayer While the Snow Falls

The winds are roaring outside and the snow is falling. Forecasts call for the snow to continue for the next five hours with the winds reaching forty-five miles per hour. As I watch the storm build, I reflect on verses … Continue reading

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Prayer in Response to a School Shooting

The recent school shooting in Florida captured our nation’s attention. We learned in horror of lives lost far too soon. Families still mourn and struggle to comprehend what they have lost.  Many have responded for increased gun control because of … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Awareness of God’s Love

“Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!” Psalm 33 begins with that call to song and thanksgiving to the God who created and sustains the universe.  The psalmist praises God’s creative power. He describes God’s character – God … Continue reading

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Thanking God for His Wonderful Deeds

The Thanksgiving holiday season has arrived in the United States, preceded ironically by shootings in churches as well as a concert venue and numerous accusations of sexual harassment or assault against well-known entertainers or politicians. The possibility of nuclear war … Continue reading

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In Him

This past Sunday evening, I challenged the assembly to listen for the words “in him” or “with him” as I read Colossians 2:6-15.  Those phrases reverberate through the passage, confirming the Christian’s dependence on Christ, in whom “the whole fullness … Continue reading

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We Pray, and We Wait

I’m in a waiting room at a hospital this morning.  Waiting can be difficult.  As I write this hundreds of people wait in shelters for the opportunity to return to their homes.  Many do not know what damage Hurricane Irma … Continue reading

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A Prayer that We Will Find our Security in God

Fifteen years ago, the fabric of security in which Americans had wrapped themselves was ripped away as hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. Our government responded with what the Attorney General … Continue reading

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Prayer on Our Anniversary

Today I wish a happy anniversary to my partner in joy, my sidekick in suffering, and my catalyst for moving forward!  At our wedding, I promised her that I would keep her “safe, secure, and on the edge of adventure.” … Continue reading

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Prayer When We Overcommit

  John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus … Continue reading

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A Prayer that We May Listen

Calling for fire in a military context requires confidence that that the headquarters being called for assistance can and will provide what is needed. It also requires caution. The caller must communicate accurately the nature of the request, the correct … Continue reading

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