The Biggest Take-Away: Awakening Pure Worship

I have been reading Jeff Deyo’s book, Awakening Pure Worship, and just turned the last page… it is a sort of end of one chapter in my life and the beginning of something new. Done with one thing, and holding out waiting hands to see what God wants to do next. Worship. Jeff Deyo was […]

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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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Reflections of Psalm 23, Day 8

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. In the valleys of life, where storms press in, floods rage, and predators rush in, the Shepherd’s presence is comforting, and his rod and his staff are tools by which he rescues, disciplines, protects, and comforts his sheep. In North America, today’s shepherds often carry a rifle […]

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A Reflection of Psalm 23, Day 4

He Leads Me Beside Still Waters When I read through W. Phillip Keller’s explanation of watering sheep in “A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23“, my mind kept wandering to the woman at the well in John 4. Jesus seemed to go out of the way for a “divine appointment” with this Samaritan woman. When she […]

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Free to be Free

This morning I received a text from my oldest daughter who is in college down in Minneapolis. The college has prepared an early warning system to contact students if it looks like the election is going to result in riots. She has her things together as a precaution in case she has to leave the […]

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