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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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A Prayer When Afraid

Did you ever notice that the words “Don’t be afraid” are spoken when you are most afraid? In Mark 4, a storm arises while Jesus and his disciples are in a boat on the Sea of Galilee. His disciples are … 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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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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Our Dance with God

“If we live by the Spirit, let us also keep in step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:25 ESV). Prayer is our dance with God. We converse, and as we do, at times in harmony, at times in dissonance, we reveal … Continue reading

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Praying for Peace when Life’s Storms Overwhelm

     Psalm 107 begins the fifth book of the Psalms with a song that remembers hardship. Consecutive sections of the Psalm recall different experiences of suffering and fear in which it seemed the Lord might be absent. Some wander … Continue reading

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