A prayer for the third Sunday of Easter.

God. Peter and John walked on the temple grounds and told a man to get up and walk. I would love that. To walk along the hospital hall, to step into a room, to say “get up and walk.” Or to say, “Cancer, go away” or “Broken heart, be made whole” or even “Peace be […]

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enduring favor and another book project.

I’ve mentioned it twice in conversations this week. I’ll mention it to you, too. In the morning, I’m reading through the book of Psalms in a collection that doesn’t have verse numbers or notes, and has the number of the psalm in faint, small print. I want the words of the text to be most […]

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Presence

“God? Please make them aware of your presence.” It’s something I ask God often on behalf of others. It’s something I ask when I don’t want to presume that I know what they need. I could say, and sometimes do, “bring healing to their heart and body and mind.” I could say, and sometimes do, […]

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Listen

Listen, if you will, to this word from Rich Dixon: +++ Why didn’t they listen? The question came up in our small group (I might have asked it). A prophet brought a clear message from God. He told them the consequences of disobedience. They ignored his warning and suffered the consequences. Cry out to God. […]

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Thomas never got kicked out.

(Part two of a message from April 23, based on John 20:19-31. See part one.) And we say, “But what about Thomas’ statement when he heard about the night?” He says, “unless I see his hands and side, and I touch him, I won’t believe.” That’s the sure sign of a doubter, right? May I ask a […]

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