God, Be Merciful to Me

Jars of Clay There is no morning when our hearts shouldn’t pray similar prayers. Friday is my day off, but we never take a day off from loving, serving, and following Jesus. May your heart rise to worship Him who died and rose for you

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When You are Quilty of Everything and You Know It

Reading with the Pastor Mark 16  and  Psalm 51 Psalm 51 is one of the clearest and best examples of a “penitential psalm” in all of literature.  David cries out to God in repentance asking for forgiveness for his grievous sins of lust, arrogance, pride, adultery, conspiracy to commit murder, and murder. He knows he has … More When You are Quilty of Everything and You Know It

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Sunday Musing

What I’m Thinking about This Evening “It is true that those in the first flush of faith often are given unusual graces of the Spirit, just  like a new baby is cuddled and pampered. It is also true that some of the deepest experiences of alienation and separation from God have come to those who … More Sunday Musing

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The Power of Good News

Friday is for Heart Songs If your team makes it to the playoffs (pick the sport, it doesn’t matter), if they succeed where others fail, if they overcome their injuries and their foibles, your joy will explode not in an explanation but in a loud and enthusiastic announcement, “We’re going to the playoffs!” That distinction … More The Power of Good News

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Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces

Tuesday Musings: Brokenness vs Usefulness We called him “Wild Bill.”  Closer to sixty than forty, Dr. Bill Iverson was not your typical seminary professor.  A gifted evangelist and an original thinker, Bill was always challenging either what you thought or what you did as a Christian.  Bill impacted my life in many ways but the story … More Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces

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