Category Archives: Intimacy

A Moment of Gratitude


I am frankly obsessed with the front end of the book.  It never ceases to amaze me how much theology God packed into the first few pages of Genesis. Early on we learn about the two inalienable rights in the … Continue reading

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The Art of Life


Brad and Beth sent me “One Thousand Gifts,” and in their quiet Aussie way suggested I might like it. It added a gentle half-inch to the pile of unread books by my recliner in the library. Months later, Deborah wrote … Continue reading

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New Relationships


A few days ago I wrote about a pattern I noticed with emotional disconnects.  This is a follow-up to that pair of blogs. It is quite clear that this pattern was widespread but not universal.  Some people simply were untouched … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Pattern


As I ponder what I am hearing, I am reminded of Hannah Hurnard’s book “Hinds’ Feet on High Places.”  It has been decades since I read it, so my recall of the details might be fuzzy, but here is the … Continue reading

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The Mysterious King Part 8


Let’s build a totally different straw man now. Compare these two story lines.  First we have the prophet confronting Saul. “What have you done?” asked Samuel. Saul replied, “When I saw that the men were scattering, and that you did … Continue reading

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The Mysterious King Part 7


Soooo…………….what happened?! How could the Servant king who had the deck so utterly stacked in his favor, botch the play? The short version:  I don’t know for sure. The long version:  Here are some possible rocks to look under. There … Continue reading

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Busted Faith


There is an interesting paradox in the gospels when it came to healing and miracles in general.  There are a lot of situations where Jesus attributed the healing to the faith of the individual involved.  But there are even more … Continue reading

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