13 Jul 2016

Umpire of My Heart0

In the third chapter of Colossians, Paul asks the readers of his letter to “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts . . .” Rule (brabeuo) is an athletic term that means, “to be an umpire; to decide, determine, direct, or control.” The peace of Christ is an umpire for my heart. I [...]

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28 Jun 2016

Delayed Obedience0

There is a popular saying in Christian parenting circles: “Delayed obedience is disobedience.” I have found myself saying this quite a lot lately as my daughters have needed constant reminding of what it means to obey without objection or delay. It is our natural tendency to say “why” or “no” or “but” when we are [...]

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17 May 2016

Remedy for a Divided Mind0

From before sunrise to beyond sunset, God’s Law dominated the psalmist’s life. In the incredible acrostic poem, Psalm 119 we see when the Word was important to him throughout his day.
Before dawn:
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words (147).
Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation [...]

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27 Apr 2016

Path of Safety0

When I was walking around the outskirts of our neighborhood, the sidewalk led me behind a house with a fenceless backyard containing a large black dog. He ran quickly to the edge of what I assume was an invisible fence. He continued to find me intriguing as I journeyed by, acting like I was a [...]

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16 Mar 2016

Eenie Meenie Miny Mo0

Children love to say the rhyme, “Eenie meenie miny mo . . .” when determining who is It. Wouldn’t it be great if life were that simple? Can’t decide something important? Just say a rhyme and wherever you land, you’re good to go!
Scripture doesn’t answer certain questions for us. Whom should I marry? What [...]

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