Monthly Archives: November 2009

Winter Snow

Yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent—we have the next 4 weeks to get our hearts ready to welcome the coming of the King of Glory.  A friend shared this song with me and the lyrics and the sound are … Continue reading

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Our Worship and Our Fears

Over Thanksgiving, my daughter Casey has been preparing for a CRU small group meeting next week. She wants to talk with her freshman girls about the meaning and importance of worship.  Because of Casey’s interest and because I have been … Continue reading

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Occupied with Gladness

“Moreover, when God gives any man wealth and possessions, and enables him to enjoy them, to accept his lot and be happy in his work–this is a gift of God. He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because … Continue reading

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Willing to be made willing

If I could ban one phrase from our language I would ban the phrase “free will.”  This little phrase takes scriptural teaching about our moral responsibility and inability and turns it on its head so that nothing but clouds of … Continue reading

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Agassi and Atonement

Last week I watched the 60 Minutes interview with Andre Agassi and rather than being shocked by his admissions of meth use, of not wanting to marry Brooke Shields or hating to play tennis professionally — I was heart sick … Continue reading

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Remembering God

“What one thing about God in Christ speaks directly into today’s trouble? … Just as we don’t change all at once, so we don’t swallow all of truth in one gulp. We are simple people. You can’t remember ten things … Continue reading

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Our hearts the Idol Factory

  “They went after false idols and became false, and they followed the nations that were around them, concerning whom the Lord had commanded them that they should not do like them.” 2 Kings 17:15 Since attending the Advance ‘09 … Continue reading

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