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November 7, 2016

Talk To Me Frankly

I tease. I like to tease. I tease people that I love. Teasing is my “love language.” Just ask my kids. There are a lot of great things about teasing, joking, ribbing, the kinds of joking around that we do with our family and friends when we’re all having a good time together. But there […]

August 1, 2016

Are You Sure God Has A Plan?

Do you ever have those moments (or days) when you can’t see the point to your life? Or do you perhaps look at the world and all its mess and wonder what God is doing? Is there really a plan? High school students (and others) have been choosing Jeremiah 29:11 as an inspiration for a […]

July 28, 2016

The Jeremiah Option

What if you turn on the radio in the morning and hear reports of severe weather approaching? There will be tornados, or blizzards, or flash floods. What do you do? A few of you will jump in the car and run to the grocery store to stock up on toilet paper and bottled water and […]

December 8, 2015

Something to Shout About!

    Shout for joy, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! The LORD has taken away His judgments against you, He has cleared away your enemies. The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst; You will fear disaster no more. Zephaniah 3:14-20 […]

November 25, 2015

Waiting

  “In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land. In those days Judah will be saved…  Jeremiah 33:14-16 I had ordered a gift to be delivered and it didn’t come when I expected. Every day […]

July 7, 2015

Measured

And the LORD asked me, “What do you see, Amos?”     “A plumb line,” I replied.     Then the Lord said, “Look, I am setting a plumb line among my people Israel; I will spare them no longer.”  Amos 7:7-15 A plumb line is used by builders to make sure that a wall is standing […]

March 16, 2015

Chosen

Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God… No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God…  Hebrews 5:1-10 There was an old saying in politics (before women’s suffrage and before the modern advertising age): “The man does not seek […]

March 16, 2015

A New Deal

“The time is coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers… because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them…”  Jeremiah 31:31-34 I’m constantly getting notices that some “privacy policy has changed” […]

February 23, 2015

Filled With Victory

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?  Psalm 22:1 Are you ever depressed? The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people are generally depressed. In some states, almost 15% of adults suffer from depression. In others it is […]

February 23, 2015

What’s in a Name?

“You will be the father of many nations. No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham… As for Sarai you wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah…”  Gen 17:1-7, 15-16 When I was a kid, most people called me “Donny.” Of course, there were […]

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