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Great Reminder

Great Reminder

Last Sunday at Colonial Presbyterian Church,  Overland Park Campus, the congregation enjoyed a play by the youth choirs about Daniel in the Lion’s Den. There were many good messages throughout, but one in particular stood out to me. There is no god greater than the One who shut the lion’s mouths and who joined Daniel’s three friends in the firey furnace and even kept them from smelling of smoke when they came out unharmed. He hasn’t changed. He’s still the…

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A New Journal

A New Journal

This week at church we were given journals to record God’s blessings, the way He moves, and the way He uses us to be the Light of Christ to those around us. Journaling serves many purposes. It reminds us how God intervenes in our lives, how He caused circumstances to allow us to bless others, and to not forget the instances of those blessings. I’ve journaled for years, but this journal will be for the specific ways Jesus has operated…

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God’s Face

God’s Face

Hebrews 1:3 describes Jesus as: He is the radiance of His (God’s) glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, Several years ago after contemplating that scripture I wrote this poem. Jesus is God . . . with a face; come to earth to show us His grace. Creator, Sovereign, Sacrifice; the Only way to…

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The Supreme Judge

The Supreme Judge

I don’t pretend to know the truth in the Kavanaugh case, but I know the One who does. The Judge of the whole earth. All I can do is pray for His truth to come forth; for evil to fail and right prevail. A few days ago I received an instant message from a praying friend that asked me to pray Psalm 40 for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Several phrases jumped out at me as I prayed through that Psalm. For…

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Jesus the Concrete Contractor

Jesus the Concrete Contractor

A month ago I set an appointment with Jesus,  a concrete contractor, to come on Thursday this past week. Before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday I received a text that he was coming with his crew between eight and eight-thirty that day! I flew into full panic mode to clean out the last few items left in the garage so they could begin demolition on the garage floor. My son, Josh and I then moved on to the patio to remove the…

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Discouragement’s Cure

Discouragement’s Cure

Recently I had an opportunity to visit Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge on Table Rock Lake near Branson, MO for a wedding. Through a front gate, along a winding road, then a scenic ride on a shuttle, brought us to the site of the wedding. At the end of a long underground walkway we emerged to see this magnificent site set in a reflecting pool overlooking Table Rock. To the left of The End of the Trail sculpture sat…

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This Year’s Calendar

This Year’s Calendar

It’s funny how calendars run some years. This year of 2018 is no exception. On Valentine’s Day we also have Ash Wednesday. This is the beginning of Lent–a time of self-reflection and repentance. A time to re-commit our lives and living to Jesus, the one who knows us best and loves us most. Easter falls on April 1–April Fool’s Day. I’m sure unbelievers watching the events of those few days some 2,000 years ago were sure Jesus’ followers were fools,…

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The Rock

The Rock

  Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Another way of saying the above scripture is: The living God, the ever-existing One is my security and my stronghold; my place of escape and safety, my God. I put my confident hope in Him. He is my shield from harm. His strength will deliver me and…

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One Who Reverences the Lord

One Who Reverences the Lord

Psalm 112:7 He will not fear evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. This scripture speaks of the person who fears (reverences) the Lord, who delights in His commandments. This individual is gracious (shows mercy) and lends. When he hears an evil report or a bad rumor, he is not shaken. He has a quiet confidence, a security in his Lord, who is the ever-existing One. As I grow older, I find my response when hearing bad…

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Jesus is the Same

Jesus is the Same

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, yes and forever. The same Jesus who was the Word with God in the beginning (John 1:1), who kept Noah’s boat from sinking Genesis (chapters 7-9), who parted the Red Sea for the Israelites to escape the Egyptians on dry land (Exodus chapter 14), is the same Jesus who came to earth in a body like ours. He healed the sick. He raised the dead. He cast out demons and cured…

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