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A Prayer as 2017 Ends

As 2017 winds to a close, I pause to ponder the blessings God has given me in 2017.  I retired from a military career that last several years longer than I dreamed when I began. While that career took twists … 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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Prayer After a Fall

I struggle to pray sometimes.  The words I need to say so desperately evade me.  My emotions seem to clog my consciousness. Last week, as I near the end of a short run, I stumbled over a crack in the … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Recovery from Assault

The tentacles of sadness entwine And enwrap me, suffocating mind, Dispelling thought; driving off will to dine, Their dark ink clouds, creative urges blind, O God, in my horror I want to scream But restrain my shout – will any … Continue reading

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Prayer to God who Avenges the Victim

Our God loves justice; injustice causes him to don his armor and “go to war.” The psalmist prays, “Mighty King, lover of justice, you have established equity; you have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob” (Psalm 99:4).  Many in the … 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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Cataracts

Waters cascading, white waves dancing over rocks Testify, God, that we can’t confine to a box The defining Force that propels the cataracts, The constricting Fear that humbles before the facts. We observe your power revealed in nature And build … Continue reading

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