Tag Archives: Lessons

Streams in the Desert

I see this each time we take a drive down I25. A long patch of green in the middle of the desert. I recognize it as the path where the Rio Grande runs. It is not trees like I am … Continue reading

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Sign to Nowhere

We were driving down the road, and I saw this street sign, without a street. There was a barbed wire fence, and no access easement at all. It was just a weird thing, and there were a couple of these … Continue reading

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Walk in the River

I grew up around a lake, not a river. I spent most of my childhood at the lake, jumping off the cliffs or just walking straight into the water. What we are familiar with shapes our understanding of the Bible; … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Prodigal and His Brother

“And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. Not … Continue reading

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““Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”” Luke‬ ‭22:31-32‬ ‭ I am … Continue reading

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Faith of a Mustard Seed

“And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and … Continue reading

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Migrating Prayers

As I was praying today, one of the items on my list was for the unaccompanied minors at the U.S. border. I have prayed a lot for them over the past few years as the need came before me. I … Continue reading

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Drives, Dirt Devils, and the Abiding Spirit

God usually speaks something to me on long drives. There is something about the open road that clears the mind and allows me to turn my focus more clearly to His voice. Likely, it is more because I live the … Continue reading

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Can I accept the steak to get to the cow?

I love when God uses every day work things to create a parallel process in my life. I was going about my workday, and boom, I get that slap on the behind to wake me up and move me out … Continue reading

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Hydrated in the Lord

I forgot to take my water with me today when I went for a walk around my neighborhood. In Arkansas, I would not have given it much thought in March. Today I didn’t get to the end of the block … Continue reading

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