light

and morning light poured over the horizon…

“When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape or form, it was dark over the deep sea, and God’s wind swept over the waters— God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And so light appeared. God saw how good the light was…” – Genesis 1:1-4 My challenge with this post […]

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love wins; bigotry destroys us

The wolf shall live with the lamb,     the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together,     and a little child shall lead them. – Isaiah 11:6 Rebekah and I are enjoying a serendipitous couple of days with our daughter Naomi, her husband Craig, and our wonderful grandchildren. It’s […]

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hope, and the beginning of Advent

Today I have a simple message for this space. The meme is the scripture I used in yesterday’s post (“When the message of Jesus gets loose”), pasted onto the photo I captured heading in to my Saturday morning men’s Bible study. The scripture is clear. Too many people live in darkness, and in the shadow of […]

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coffee rings on the word

COFFEE RINGS: I have just two short devotional observations this morning. Both are – I believe – important reminders as we engage yet another new day as people who intend to live like we mean it. First, as we finished breakfast and I walked Rebekah out to her car, I noticed my open Bible and coffee […]

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