Category Archives: Devotional

The Wonderful Cross: Christ Crucified, Part 1

A few years ago, a 14-foot bronze cross was stolen from a cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. The cross had stood at the entrance to that cemetery for more than 50 years. It was originally placed there in 1930 and … Continue reading

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2022: Moving Forward

I really love this time of year. Let me be clear: it has nothing to do with the weather. After a couple of nights with temperatures in the 20s around here, I can’t wait for spring to arrive! No, I … Continue reading

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Reactionary

One of the words which best describes our current culture is “reactionary.” A car comes up quickly beside you in the adjacent lane. Do you find yourself speeding up to keep him / her from passing you? (Be honest.) Why … Continue reading

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Psalm 8: What is Man?

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the … Continue reading

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Psalm 7: Refuge

One of the great comforts in the Scriptures is the way the term “refuge” is applied to God. David cries out to God in seek of a place of safety and salvation. O Lord my God, in you do I … Continue reading

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Hosanna and the Idolatry of Our Expectations

Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, … Continue reading

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Psalm 6: Drenched Couches

Sorry for the long delay between Psalm posts. I’ve been a little discouraged but now I’m back in the groove of writing again. Psalm 6 is a cry for healing amid the weight of grief and anguish. David begins this … Continue reading

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Psalm 5: In the Morning You Hear My Prayer

As I continue my slow stroll through the Psalms, I’m struck by the way the Psalmists weave God into the “ordinary” rhythms of the day — what some have called “the offices of prayer.” Psalm 4 ends with the Psalmist … Continue reading

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Wineskins Magazine: Balancing Grace and Truth

I recently wrote an article for Wineskins magazine entitled “Balancing Grace and Truth.” Here is a link to the article if you’d like to check it out.

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A New Day: Garland Instead of Ashes, Part 1

Police officers in Oregon recently responded after a woman reported that a burglar was locked in her bathroom. She had come home and heard some strange sounds coming from her bathroom. As she cautiously approached the bathroom, she could see … Continue reading

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