Monthly Archives: March 2011

Recognizing and Welcoming a Personal Visit

When the city came into view, he wept over it. If you had only recognized this day, and everything that was good for you! But now it’s too late….. Not one stone will be left intact. All this because you … Continue reading

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Surprise Visits

Lucky the servants whom the master finds on watch! He’ll put on an apron, sit them at the table, and serve them a meal, sharing his wedding feast with them. It doesn’t matter what time of the night he arrives; … Continue reading

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Mingled Colors and Borders

There is a level of ambiguity in all ministries that work with children. There is always a level of unknown – Will the biological mother return? If she does, then what? This child has been declared in abandonment, who should … Continue reading

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Building Cathedrals

We’re flighty gardeners around here. A few weeks ago, we realized most everything in the scattered pots of dirt around the porch was either dead or dying, and so off to the vivero we went to buy some new plants.  I’ve rallied my middle … Continue reading

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Slipping off to the sidelines…..

Christian work may be a means of evading the soul’s concentration on Jesus Christ. Instead of being friends of the Bridegroom, we may become amateur providences, and may work against Him whilst we use His weapons. Oswald Chambers, My Utmost … Continue reading

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A deeper note is struck…..

Yesterday Eugene Peterson challenged us to consider the rhythms of grace, the evening/morning sequence that can shape our lives. Today he takes the thought a step further. Read on… Keeping the weekly rhythm requires deliberate action. Sabbath-keeping often feels like … Continue reading

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Unexpected Gratitude

I have never been grateful for my ability to sleep and sleep soundly, but in recent days I’ve encountered a number of friends who struggle to sleep. Nothing like a few conversations about their tossing and turning to turn a daily … Continue reading

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On second thought…..

Well. These jumbled thoughts have yet to formulate into anything coherent. So scratch my grand intentions of a “new series” that was to begin this week. The coffee is still hot, the sunshine is still bright – and you are … Continue reading

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Not at the center…..

Oh the grandiose plans of mice and men. I’m struggling to bring to life these thoughts flitting through my head. We’re not at the center. God is on the move – He’s opening up the dialogue around the “orphan”, He’s … Continue reading

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A witness might be useful…..

Good morning. We’re launching into a new series here in this blog space. A series that has yet to find a name. I was going to call it “We Simply Must…..”, but that seemed a bit harsh. I’ve also considered … Continue reading

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