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Rivers Runs Through It

“Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” (James 4:8a) It had been a long, dry, hot day for a rigorous climb in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains. I leaned into the dusty trail, wondering if it was worth enduring the pain in my back, the soreness in…

Blue Sky Prayers

“And over the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue and cover it with a covering of goatskin, and shall put in its poles.” (Numbers 4:11) A golden altar draped with a cloth of blue. Today I have enjoyed a place of prayer adorned with a sky of…

Blue Sky!

“He made the curtain of blue, purple and crimson yarn and fine linen, with cherubim worked into it.” (2 Chron. 3:14) The sky has been so refreshingly blue the past few days, like a glorious backdrop inviting us to look UP. The blue sky provides a stage for the sun,…

The Rhythms of Rest

Are you working too hard? Reading and soaking my heart in John chapter 5 this week, I am thinking about “Sabbath rest.” In that chapter, Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. Then He took heat from the religious leaders for breaking the rules of the Sabbath. They saw work…

I’m wanting to Listen Well this year…..

“And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.” ~1 Kings 19:12~ God was not in the wind or the earthquake or the fire. He spoke in a gentle whisper. Why…

Fired Up

“Remember, the fire must be kept burning on the altar at all times. It must never go out.” ~~Leviticus 6:13 This command of keeping the fire burning is repeated twice in 6:12-13. It must be significant. The priest was to check the fire each morning, adding and arranging firewood and…

“Knowing” is more than Knowledge

I took a little “time off” and soaked in John 5 a few days ago. Jesus had healed a man on the Sabbath, and was taking heat from the religious leaders for breaking the rules on the Sabbath. One of the things He said is written in verse 17, “My…

Burning Rocks

We took friends up to Mt. St. Helens recently and went on a trail hike. Along the trail I tripped on a rock and nearly fell off the path. That would have been painful. I stumbled on a different kind of rock a few days later. Rock solid truth expressed…

Don’t Implode!

2 Tim 4:5b-6a “Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you. As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God.” I am encouraged in these words to work at telling others Good News, doing ministry,…

Be Prepared

So, I made a last minute spontaneous decision to go archery hunting for elk the other day. I hastily threw what I needed into the SUV. My stuff was rather scattered, a survival pack on one shelf, camo clothes in a tub, boots in the corner, bike hanging in the…