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One of my favorite verses of the Psalms.  The Psalmist reminds us that it is alright to stop our overloaded schedules and take time to meditate on God’s Word.  Indeed, it is necessary!  In Christianity, meditation is not disengaging the mind, but rather focusing the mind on God’s character and what He has told us.  Laying aside distractions is a essential part of growth.  Pulling the weeds that threaten to choke out our joy and peace is necessary.  Vance Havner once said, “If you don’t...

I like to walk.  It’s probably my favorite exercise.  Hiking would be a close second.  Walking is an activity that is close at hand, something that I ought to do each day but sometimes fail to do that simple action of putting on my shoes and stepping out the door.  Once I’m on the walk, it’s much easier to continue, and when I’m done I feel satisfied and refreshed.  It’s true.  Running or jogging would have a greater...

During this Easter season, we are reminded of how faithful God is and how fickle we are.  From the beginning of time, God has always been ready to help his fallen creation.  He was even gracious and loving in giving us a free will.  He did not want mindless minions, but rather He wanted to fellowship with those who have freely chosen to fellowship with Him.  His heart must have been breaking when Adam sinned, and we sinned in Adam.  But God was there ready to forgive, and ready to make a way back to Him.  His...

It’s almost the end of March, and many have just finished reading Deuteronomy…finally.  We’d rather have been reading Joshua and  some historical narrative again.  Ah yes, the dreaded law books.  How in the world do we read this very long, detailed account of the Law of Moses with joy and grace?  After all, we are people who love God and love His Word.  We love all  of God’s Word.  But how does one read those...

1 Corinthians 13 Isn’t it true that nothing in this life is complete except God and His Word?  Our world was created and pronounced “very good” in the beginning (Gen. 1:31).  Unfortunately, that was not how it remained.  Mankind rebelled against God’s law, and now we live in a fallen, imperfect world.  The good news is that God provided a way for us to come back to Him, and one day He will create a new heaven and a new earth.  But...

“OK, kids.  Time for breakfast.” “Eat your eggs and then change your clothes so you’re ready for school.”   “You need eggs because it’s brain food.”   “It tastes yummy, not yucky.” “You liked them yesterday.  Why don’t you like them today?” “Yes, Sara, eggs come from chickens.”   “No, the whites are all mixed in with the yolk now, so you don’t have to...

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