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Praying on the National Day of Prayer

I attended a National Day of Prayer event at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, today.  It was an inspiring event. From the singing of the National Anthem to the prayers to Chaplain (Colonel-Retired) Scott McChrystal’s well-spoken remarks to the concluding chorus of … Continue reading

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Prayer to the God who Reverses and Redefines

Psalm 129 laments persecution and calls down judgment on those who hate the place where God’s people worship. A song sung on the way to worship by Israelite worshipers, the psalm’s words speak of painful assault experienced by the worshiper. … Continue reading

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Praying Visions and Bringing in the Sheaves

As a child traveling with my parents to my grandfather’s farm in Middle Tennessee, I eagerly anticipated seeing my grandparents, eating my grandmother’s scrumptious home cooking, and drinking water drawn from their well in the front yard. My eagerness would … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Anniversary of My Son’s Death

I’ve reflected today on Psalm 90. While today is recognized in the United States this year as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21 in 2019 is the fourth anniversary of a day that began with a telephone call informing … Continue reading

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A Psalmist’s Prayer on Thanksgiving Day

A happy Thanksgiving Day to citizens of the United States of America! Today many families will gather to celebrate and to give thanks. Many will each too much; some will watch hours of American football or basketball on television while … Continue reading

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