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O Yahweh, our Adonay, how majestic is your name throughout the earth! Your glory is sung above the heavens. (v.1) I wish you could see what I see; the lens does not give proper justice to the beauty.  The beauty of spring, watching the trees stretch and yawn, waking from the long sleep of winter. […]

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Spring

I don’t shock easily.  I have been around a long time and have known all kinds of people.  None of us, not even Christians, even distantly approaches perfection.  However, I must admit I was recently appalled to read in the “Church Around the World” publication that “data suggests that the overwhelming majority of Christian young […]

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Sean jumped in the car after school today, threw a paper in my direction, and said “Read this!” I glanced over the newsletter and saw the announcement of a new school-wide project.  As he buckled in, he announced that we needed to go home and find shoes that we don’t need or that don’t fit […]

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I lived most of my life to please others.  I was the person they needed and wanted me to be.  It did not matter who I really was inside; if I didn’t fit their mold, I changed myself to make them happy.  So many years buried under so many masks, it’s no wonder I lost […]

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Psalm 84:6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. Psalm 104:10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. Psalm 107:35 He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into […]

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It is snowing again. It is ironic how, at the beginning of winter, snow makes me feel good.  I remember all the fun things from my childhood: sledding, snow forts, catching the first flakes on my tongue.  The stark, bare trees and the forlorn drifts of lifeless autumnal leaves are covered over by a pristine […]

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