Aim of the Gospel Using the PES Method (Peace)

Last summer our pastor said something random in the middle of a sermon. It was an afterthought, but it grabbed my attention and I found myself scribbling notes on the first piece of paper I pulled out of my purse. What I heard was that we Christians so often focus on our freedom in Christ […]

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These Noah Days & a Challenge for 2021

How are you today? So many have expressed their anxiousness to put 2020 behind us, and yet here we sit in the new year and not much has changed. When feeling down, it is good medicine to look outside of ourselves and really see other people. My friend Sheila in Italy has barely been outside […]

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Reflections of Psalm 23; Day 12

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. We have learned so much about the habits of sheep: how they need to be kept safe and free of fear, well fed, free of parasites and annoyances, and other disturbances like rivalry within the flock. Otherwise, they cannot even lie down to rest. […]

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Reflections of Proverbs 23, Day 10

You anoint my head with oil. In “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23,” W. Phillip Keller shares that in the summer highlands, the warm weather brings out all types of insects that bother sheep. Different types of flies will go right up their noses to lay their eggs. If you’ve ever had a gnat fly […]

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Reflections of Psalm 23, Day 9

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: What do you picture when you read this verse? Growing up, I always pictured a banquet table, set for a feast, and I couldn’t figure out why anyone would celebrate in a room with one’s enemies… The shepherd takes his sheep to highlands […]

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