One Warning and Two Anti-Virals

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I’m constantly intrigued with the threads of plot or character that run through the whole of the Scriptures. Like repeating melody lines in a symphony, or themes in a novel, they speak to the unity … Read More

Let Them See!

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Psalm 78 voices the strangest declaration. The people of Israel are rehearsing the wonders the Lord accomplished in the Red Sea parting, and in their sojourn through the wilderness. Yet they begin with such an … Read More

Now Watch

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When the car door closes, anxiety rises. The experience of being sent home from the hospital after the birth of a baby is practically universal, at least in the West where most babies are born … Read More

Vision

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Wait For It … Vision. We want it. We need it. In a way, the God of the Bible promises it. God declares, “I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end … Read More

Signpost #9 – Almost Home!

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In his important book, Being Mortal, Atul Gawande unpacks some unexpected results of research about what makes for peace and stability at the end of life. He first reports on a study which found that … Read More

Signpost #8 – Fear Lies

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We are hearing the word lies every day now in the news. Charges and counter charges. Are certain political leaders lying to us? Or is it the media? Most of us, if we’re honest, have a gnawing … Read More

Signpost #7 – Identity Idolatry

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Do you ever wish, as I do, that God would hand you His personality inventory assessment of you, kind of like a divine Myers-Briggs report? King David cries out for it in Psalm 139: Search me, … Read More

Signpost #6 – Remember!

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Eleven troubling habits of chronically unhappy people. Five ways to spice up your marriage. Seven reasons to stay single. Eight steps to managing stress. Ten reasons twenty-somethings are returning to traditional worship … Is anyone … Read More

Signpost #5 – Vent Rightly!

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There’s an almost comical sameness to the way God’s people respond to the difficulties God allows them to experience in the Wilderness. They wail. They rail. They rage and accuse. For some reason this reminds … Read More

Signpost #4 – Just In Case!

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When our three daughters were small, they invited a neighborhood boy to our church’s Friday night children’s program. Jay came, and loved it. The next day he appeared at our back door, face alight, eager … Read More

Signpost #3 – Just Do It!

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It’s over! The deliverance has been accomplished! The people God has chosen and made his own have walked through the sea, with walls of water standing back for them on both sides (Exodus 14:22, 29). … Read More

Signpost #2 – Assume Deliverance

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So here are the people of Israel, a million strong. Having experienced the miraculous deliverance of Passover and hurriedly left their homes in Egypt, they have been driven in to a desolate and fearful dead … Read More

Signpost #1 – Helplessness is Helpful!

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THE FIRST SIGNPOST The first signpost to catch my attention is the one our Zin Canyon hike underscored. It might read:HELPLESSNESS IS HELPFUL! Saved from the final plague of the angel of death by the … Read More