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When You Can’t Find an Exit: Psalm 88

A  Simple Psalm of David     1 O Lord, God of my salvation,       I cry out to you by day.       I come to you at night.  2 Now hear my prayer;       listen to my cry.  3 For my life … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Haven’t the Slightest, [Oblivious}

“Ah yes, the Shroud of Turin! We will have to dry clean it before we return it.” Inspector Clouseau, (Upon discovering stolen artifacts) in The Pink Panther 2 ______________________ I honestly think that our bumbling attempts to follow Jesus are entertaining … Continue reading

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Delusions of the First Person Variety

I need to briefly share what delusions are like.  I’m going to flip the switch and flood the room with light, and watch the “critters” scuttle to find a hiding place.  I’m doing this to help heal myself, and for … Continue reading

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I’m a Steamroller! [the Tongue}

“And the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell itself.” James 3:6, NLT I … Continue reading

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Riding the Underground, [with Jesus]

“And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.’ Mark 6:31, ESV Our Savior would never drive us … Continue reading

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The Consuming Weariness of It All

“For my life is full of troubles,     and death draws near.” Psalm 88:3 There is often a dull and desperate tedium among us– especially those among us with profound mental and physical issues.  It never lets up, and the grind is constant.  The … Continue reading

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The Sterile Curse of Social Isolation

“While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.” Luke 24:15 Quite a few studies now out, revealing the reality of social isolation.  It seems more and more people are veering away from social … Continue reading

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