Monthly Archives: May 2010

A kiss on a crooked mouth

In one of his sermons, Walter Burghardt tells the story of a surgeon’s observations of a couple. “I stand by the bed where a young woman lies, her face postoperative, her mouth twisted in palsy, somewhat clownish. A tiny twig … Continue reading

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Facing the blue line of death

Well, it has finally happened.  I knew it was only a matter of time.  That vertical blue line on my laptop screen that I learned a few weeks ago was a symptom of sure monitor failure…well, it turns out that … Continue reading

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If I but had eyes to see…

Given that our yard backs up against several acres of woods, we manage to see our share of creatures from time to time – deer, turkey, racoons, possums, etc.  They’re all fairly large and obvious.  But there are no few … Continue reading

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Burden-bearing in a Flood

“Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  (Galatians 6:2) A wonder it is indeed to see various organizations and numerous individuals in our community (some sung, many unsung) coming together to serve and to care for … Continue reading

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He is Lord over all. Even this.

“The LORD sits enthroned over the flood; the LORD sits enthroned as king forever.  May the LORD give strength to his people!  May the LORD bless His people with peace.”  (Psalm 29:10-11) It is beyond fallen finite creatures to understand … Continue reading

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What’s that moving in my shoe?

Okay, this is where reader participation comes in.  Let me explain. So I’m driving down the road with my son this past Friday to the Salvation Army to help with flood relief.  And I feel this strange sensation in my … Continue reading

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The Last Time (Part 2)

But looking back to “last times” I’m going to miss got me to thinking.  There are also “last times” we will not miss.  And can look forward to being never more. Andrew Peterson has a great song (“After the Last … Continue reading

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The Last Time (Part 1)

As a parent, one of the things we often do is mark the “firsts” with our children – the first word, step, day of school, etc.  For those, we can often anticipate and prepare ourselves.  What’s harder are the “lasts” … Continue reading

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Rest for the Weary (Part 2)

Where has our quest for rest gone wrong?  Much of it has to do with a shriveled view of what rest really means and how God may intend to bring it about. Consider this text from Isaiah.  “This is rest; … Continue reading

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Rest for the Weary (Part 1)

Jesus said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest … Continue reading

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