“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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A traveling mug.

“I’ve got to get to work,” I said. “Let me put the rest of your coffee in your travel mug,” Tim said. I pulled it from the side pocket of my backpack. It’s the battered stainless cup that I’ve been using for years. I got it from a church insurance company at a conference. Road […]

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Psalm 6

(First published July 20, 2011.) It happens all the time in songs (and in stories.) For the first two verses, everything is bad. And then the hero comes, the story turns, the cavalry arrives, the light dawns. We love to read these stories, to sing these songs, because they give us hope. The first two […]

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An old new song.

(First published October 15, 2012.) I’ve never talked with you about Psalm 121. It’s a song that strengthens me. When my heart sings it, I am encouraged. It has been shaping me for several decades but I’ve never talked with you about it. “The sun will not smite me by day, nor the moon by night.” […]

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