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A Prayer to the God who Distracts

Biblical writers employed metaphors and similes to describe the God whom no one has seen. We know well passages that envision God as Father, Lion, Creator, Shepherd, Warrior, and Refuge. In recent decades, increasing attention has been paid to passages … Continue reading

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A Prayer When We Are Running Away from God

Hosea’s wife did not respond to his love. She left him for a life of prostitution. But then as Hosea chapter 3 begins, God calls Hosea to go love his wife as God loves his people. When Hosea finally found … Continue reading

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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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Thanksgiving to a Loving Creator

“Great are the works of the Lord, Psalm 111 says, “studied by all who delight in him. Full of splendor and majesty is his work, and his righteousness endures forever. He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the … Continue reading

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We Give Thanks This Week

We give thanks this week. Despite fires that ravaged parts of California, Christians there give thanks. The Paradise Church of Christ building was totally destroyed, except for its sign. On the other hand, pictures of Pepperdine University, a college associated … Continue reading

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Praying Thankfully in the Congregation

In this season of Thanksgiving, we express our gratefulness to God by enjoying gifts he has given us: food, family, shelter, clothing, and friends. In Psalm 111, we discover additional aspects of our lives for which we should give thanks. … Continue reading

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A Prayer on Veterans/Armistice Day

On this Veterans Day/Armistice Day weekend: “Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he … Continue reading

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