Dark Valleys

It’s been one of those times where we see lots of suffering around us.  People passing away, marriages stuck in cycles of pain and disfunction, hopes and dreams not coming to fruition, chronic illness and pain not getting better, people reaping the consequences of very bad decisions, innocent children caught in the crossfire…the list goes […]

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Drawn Away

Have you worshiped a carved image lately?  Yeah. Me neither. When we think about idolatry we sometimes can go to one of two extremes – one way is to think that it doesn’t relate to us at all, because let’s face it I’m not going to bow down and prostrate myself before a piece of […]

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Great day of ministry capped off by a great word at SNAC about biblical choices. Ultimately we can either chose to please God or ourselves. We need to be suspicious of ourselves because of our tendency to sin. (See Prov 14:12) Prayer focuses us on the sinfulness of our hearts and asking God to change […]

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Psalm 36 and the Y Chart

This morning I read Psalm 36 which immediately jumped out and hit me in my overly large forehead: Transgression speaks to the wicked deep in his heart; there is no fear of God before his eyes. For he flatters himself in his own eyes that his iniquity cannot be found out and hated. (Psalm 36:1-2 […]

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