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Reflections on The Broken Journey

Sept. 21, 2021

The World of Words

I received an e-mail that highlighted the English language.  You have probably seen or heard it.  The readers digest version goes something like this: “The bandage was wound around the wound.  The soldier decided to desert his …

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Sept. 16, 2021

Numbered by God

The book of Numbers is not simply about how many Israelites there were.  It is about the process of transformation by the hand of God.  God gives the reason for the numbering of the nation in verse 3.  No longer are these a people of …

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Sept. 14, 2021

In His Hands

I had an English teacher in high school that fell prey to bad theology.  She made the statement that the Old Testament God is a God of wrath and severity, whereas the God of the New Testament is gentle and gracious.  I must admit that at t…

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Sept. 12, 2021

Pursuing Purpose

What is my purpose in life?  Do you have a five year plan?  Where are you going, what are you going to be when you grow up?  It seems as though the moment we breathe fresh air into our lungs at birth the questions of purpose begin inv…

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Sept. 7, 2021

Dreaming for Community

          For decades in our American culture the individual took primacy.  We were fed a steady stream of individuality through our media.  Elmo and Sesame Street indoctrinated us with the importance of believing …

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Sept. 2, 2021


The pathway from dream to reality rarely takes the anticipated path.  For Joseph, the dream he was given in Genesis chapter 37 included what would happen, but God forgot to show him the how it would happen.  Joseph just knew that he would …

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Aug. 31, 2021

Facing Fear

Nothing destroys a relationship more thoroughly than deception.  When deceptions runs deep in the relationship you can count on some serious issues developing and touching lives far beyond the initial relationship.  Jacob and Esau had a r…

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God desires relationship.  The Bible begins with a garden of incredible beauty and harmony.  Creation thrives on relationship.  Each part intricately works together making possible the sustenance of the whole.  Man was placed in …

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Aug. 23, 2021

The Belonging of Babel

There is something deep within the heart of man driving us together.  We need to belong.  Like a bullet that doesn't care what it hits, our hearts seek belonging almost without restriction.  We gather together in large crowds when we …

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Aug. 20, 2021

Through the Waters

Three times in Genesis 7:18-20 rising waters are mentioned.  “The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.  They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the …

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