Monthly Archives: April 2020

Back’s Against the Wall?

We call them “no win” situations, when the odds are stacked against you, when the rug has been pulled from beneath you. Between a rock and hard place is incredibly frustrating to those wanting some blue sky. Runners get trapped … Continue reading

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In Times Like These…

In times like these, there must be a running conversation going on with God. Might as well strap on the headset. What’s necessary is more akin to the coach talking to you in your helmet. You’ll get the play but … Continue reading

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Bias for Action

Joseph of Arimathea came, a prominent member of the Council, who himself was waiting for the kingdom of God; and he gathered up courage and went in before Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Mark 15:43 Joseph bought … Continue reading

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Missing the Point

Every other year when I was a young boy our colorful, i.e. bombastic, and ambitious choir director would have the chancel choir perform a choral work called “The Seven Last Words of Christ” (Theodore Dubois). One of the lines I … Continue reading

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Answering the Call

Immediately a rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.” And he began to weep. Mark 14:72 Jesus directly and calmly answered his accusers. … Continue reading

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Evil Unleashed

“Are You the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” And Jesus said, “I am; and you shall see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of Power, and coming with the clouds of heaven.” Mark 14:61-62 Jesus was … Continue reading

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Dreading the Worse

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread? Psalm 27:1 We live in a desperate time where fear is rampant. The COVID-19 virus has … Continue reading

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