Life is short

[First Friday guest post from Paul Merrill] My mom died in June. She was a month shy of 80. Her life was long and full, by most standards. Psalm 39:4 says: Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered – how fleeting my life is. […]

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now

It is possible to read too much positive thinking material. It is possible, I think, to be too optimistic, to be too ‘everything will work out great’, to be too ‘seize the moment.’ So I won’t be. On the other hand, when the servant got the five talents, he immediately put his money to work […]

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more urgent

I heard this today: “Forming people in Christ as a slow work, so it can’t be hurried; it is an urgent work, so it can’t be delayed.” Eugene Peterson said it. He’s the pastor and teacher who “wrote” The Message. It’s a paraphrase, taking the Bible and telling it in contemporary language and images. I […]

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