What sticks.

Good morning. (Or whatever time it is where you are.) I started writing this post four years ago.  Back then I said, “I often talk to you out of what I’m reading or studying or teaching. At this moment, as I wait for water to boil for tea and think through the week past and […]

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Pass it along.

Paul wrote to the church in Corinth about the way God works: “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by […]

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A prayer at the wedding in Cana.

God. We read about miracles in the Bible. People healed. People fed. Water turned into wine. We want those kinds of miracles. Because people are sick. People are hungry. We’d just love to have a great celebration. We don’t see those miracles. Maybe we could help people out. Offer them courage. Offer them opportunities. Maybe […]

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“I lay my requests before God.”

“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice. In the morning, I lay my requests before you, Lord, and wait in expectation.” We all have situations we care about that we cannot care for. Our hearts break as this friend shares about a family crisis and that friend shares about a personal struggle and […]

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Words that change stuff: wedding

Yesterday, I said that weddings have “oh no” and “ahh”” moments. In Cana, the “oh no” was clear. No more wine. The “ahh” moment was, well, there were two of them. The most obvious one was evident to everyone at the wedding reception. After a brief interruption, someone found “the good stuff”. As far as […]

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