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Walking in His presence

This morning on my usual walk, I became aware of a unique presence. For a stretch of about one kilometer, the butterflies started fluttering as if responding to an unseen command. They created colorful zig-zag circles around me. My heart … Continue reading

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The Promise of Prayer

How many times do we tell someone, “I will pray for you”? Do we remember to pray? Hopefully, the answer is yes. But my own experience is that I often go away and forget – or neglect – the promise … Continue reading

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The Place of Prayer

We are creatures of habit. Have you ever noticed how you can find the same people seated in the same place week after week on Sunday mornings? Or at the same desks in your college classroom? No one has assigned … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Prayer

Have you seen prayer as one more duty that you need to take care of? Have you been plagued with guilt for not waking up earlier to pray? I have! Jesus told His disciples that when He would leave, they … Continue reading

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Here we go!

Twenty twenty-two is actually here. There were no great plans to welcome it. It just came rather unobtrusively. We still don’t know what it will bring, given the experiences of the last two years. Should we be excited or sad? … Continue reading

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Shut the door

Why did those words, scribbled among many pages of notes, jump off the page at me? Obviously because I needed to hear them – again. As Christ-followers, we absolutely need to block OFF time to spend with God and block … Continue reading

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In the midst of everything, give thanks!

We are honored to be in the U.S. for Thanksgiving for the first time in many years!  Across the country, turkeys are roasting while roads and airports are jammed full. Even though its inception was perhaps on faulty grounds, Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Loyal disobedience

Was it really a disloyal spirit that kept Mordecai from bowing to Haman? I don’t think so. Mordecai was absolutely loyal and ready to do whatever it would take not only to show respect to the king and his officers … Continue reading

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A quick rise to power

Haman the Agagite, in the book of Esther, was indentified by King Ahasuerus for quick promotion. He was set above all the princes. That would have been fine, except that he was a bit immature and maybe not quite prepared … Continue reading

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Spiritual authority

Esther respected and honored Mordecai’s role in her life when, as a queen living in the palace, she could have taken on a new “royal” identity and ignored her past. But she did not. Esther still looked to Mordecai for … Continue reading

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