Tag Archives: Bible

When God Does (and Doesn’t) Provide

Thought for the Week This Thought for the Week consists of a video recorded yesterday morning at a local church. As part of a series on our Creator’s provision, and as a follow-up to the previous week’s message, “When God … Continue reading

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Unarmed Hungers 

Originally posted on Hidden Treasure:
This is the place?where unnamed hungers?are fed, the place?of clear water,?refreshment.? A fellow blogger, Deep calls to deep, recently posted a poem, a redux of, or leading back to, the 23rd Psalm (full poem below).…

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Living in an Abnormal World

We think of life on earth as normal. But it’s not. We get a very different perspective from Jesus. Like Klaatu–the alien ambassador in the classic sci-fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still, who has come to warn humans about their … Continue reading

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Worlds Without End

There are many reasons to love this verse. But one in particular excites me: Because the original Greek phrase “eon of the eons” means endless time, it’s usually translated “forever and ever.” But since eon also means “world,” the phrase … Continue reading

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A Renewed Spirit

Some years ago, my prayer life and in many ways my life-life, had grown stale. I wasn’t a seeker; I knew the truth, but I wasn’t resting in it, rejoicing in it, growing in it. So I began memorizing, meditating … Continue reading

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Infinite Vision

At the start of the year, I scribbled down My 2020 Vision. And then the world changed. So I looked up the meaning of “20/20 vision.” Here’s what I learned: 20/20 isn’t perfect, it’s simply normal. The first 20 represents … Continue reading

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Observe the Truth

I once studied Shakespeare with the renowned British actor Brewster Mason. Each time I would act out the Bard’s words, Brewster would interrupt me and say, “No, no, no, observe the meter, observe the meter!” It wasn’t until years later … Continue reading

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Storing the Truth in Our Hearts

Connecting With God In my last Connecting With God post, I talked about memorizing Scripture. That should have been easy for me, since I’d been acting ever since the 6th Grade Talent Show.  Nope. Memorization was the thorn in my … Continue reading

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Everything I Need to Know I Could Have Learned in Sunday School (But Didn’t)

Connecting With God I’d learned about prayer, and if I’d gone to Sunday School I might have learned about memorizing Scripture. But I hadn’t. So I came to appreciate the Bible in a herky-jerky way. It began (pre-conversion) when a certain … Continue reading

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God, Are You There?

Connecting With God The trajectory of my life is toward God. Now. But it wasn’t always. My first few decades were spent racing in the opposite direction. I was raised a practical atheist, by which I mean God was simply … Continue reading

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