give. you. rest.

In the old days, when I was a pastor, a big part of my job was giving people permission. Not in the sense that I held the keys and made the rules. Not in the sense of making people raise their hands and ask permission. More in the sense that people would describe what they […]

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A divine insight.

If I’ve mentioned this before, I apologize. Sometimes we need to repeat things, even to ourselves. The other day, I stopped to talk to a patient. We chatted briefly, but I knew that she didn’t need to be entertaining visitors. I asked her what she would like me to ask God for on her behalf. […]

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Peace for Thursday.

On Thursdays we don’t need big challenging thoughts. We need quiet reminders. We need to remember what we believed on Sunday, what we promised on Monday, what we lost track of on Tuesday. We need to sit for a moment, just a moment, and shake off the chaos that was Wednesday and rest. We can’t […]

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A moment of peace.

He tends his flock like a shepherd:     He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;     he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40. A few months ago, I met a family in ER. The family had been in an accident that could have been tragic, but wasn’t. However, […]

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Small glimpses of the immense.

Sheepscot Bay is just off the Maine coast. It’s part of the Atlantic Ocean and is much too large for an iPhone camera to contain. And yet every day, at beaches like this, we pull out our phones and cameras. We do our best to capture the sounds, the images, the perspective, the immensity, the […]

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