Shaking Things Up

My dad was a baker.  Not in any official capacity mind you, but when he wasn’t tending the animals on our small family farm in Vermont, you would find him in the kitchen baking bread, and pies, and donuts.

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Bottom Line

And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. Daniel 11:45 NKJV

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Birdsong

I hear the birdsong outside my window and wonder. It’s a three-part trilling I don’t recall hearing before. The song is too enticing to ignore. What if it’s a new bird I’ve never seen before?

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A Weapon Against Death

Outside my window the late summer sun filters down through a canopy of oak and cedar. The oppressive heat of August has shoved its way into September. It leaches the moisture of yesterday’s rain out of every blade of grass as it covers Texas like a weighted blanket.

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Mute

I’ve been silent in this space of late. To be honest, the events of the summer, both in the world and at home have made me want to escape.

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The Sound of Silence

For someone who has a strong  dislike of close spaces I’ve found myself, more than once, descending into darkness.

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Lord of the Sabbath

Even a quick perusal of the OT scriptures will reveal that God takes the Sabbath day very seriously.

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It Is Not Nothing

I think we forget that Jesus and John the Baptist were family. Scripture doesn’t give us any indication of how much time they spent together as children, if any at all. But we do know this, when Jesus heard that John had been killed He, “withdrew privately by boat to a remote place;” (Matt 14:13)

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A Word Spoken

We’ve all experienced the power that words can have on a person, even on a community and a culture.
A kind word, a word spoken in encouragement, can have a profound and life giving affect on a person.
But words can also be used to harm, control, and confuse.

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