I see the Moon

Psalm 89:37 It will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in the sky.As a kid, I always enjoyed looking up at the moon. I could see it clearly from my bedroom window and sometimes I would stay up late into the wee small hours of the morning,...

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Me First

3 John 1: 9 I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us.One of my biggest faults occurs when I come across Christians who believe that they are entitled to courtesy, esteem, and service just because they are...

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Hoots, Mon!

Psalm 60:4 I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.Things didn’t go according to plan at a wedding in Scotland yesterday. A tame owl had been specially trained to carry the wedding rings and land on a perch beside the outside...

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Psalm 52:8 But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God's unfailing love for ever and ever.I really like olives and enjoy them in my salads or as a side to an entrée. The rest of my family doesn’t care for them, basically because they...

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Theological Kudza

Acts 12:22 They shouted, "This is the voice of a god, not of a man."When our family initially came to Knoxville in 1994, we encountered kudzu for the very first time. It’s an annoying Japanese ivy that covers and practically obliterates every tree in its path. At the...

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Forsaken, but Not Forgotten

Psalm 22:1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?There was a time in my life when I actually felt forsaken by God. It happened when I was a teenager. My Mom had just had another schizophrenic...

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John Stuart