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go and do likewise

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I woke up early this morning with a thought. Clear as day. I am certainly not the first person to think this, of course, but I felt compelled to write it down and share it anyway. What I’m about to … Continue reading

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more bricks, less straw | exodus 5.1-6.12

Life is difficult sometimes, though I’m fully and embarrassingly aware that my life is not nearly as difficult as that of so many more (people I know and people from around the world).  Maybe I just like to whine when … Continue reading

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GIGO in a media-saturated culture

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I despise trite, corny little sayings meant to teach us about life.  Especially when they are true.  That’s just annoying.  When I was very young in the faith one of those corny little sayings floating around was, “Garbage in, garbage … Continue reading

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in God’s image | genesis 1.26

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Too often the story of the gospel begins with our sin.  But the Bible begins in a different place.  True, before God speaks the earth is not a “good” place – it is formless, empty and frightening.  But once God … Continue reading

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and it was so | genesis 1.6-8

God spoke it, and it was so. Sometimes God speaks and I am not certain it is so. I don’t always feel provided for and loved by God, but that does not make it any less so. I have had … Continue reading

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when God broods | genesis 1.2

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The Hebrew word translated as “hover” may carry with it the imagery of a mother bird brooding over her young. Even when chaos reigns and order is not yet to be found in what is formless and empty, God broods … Continue reading

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