MONDAY MEDITATION: The Yellow School Bus (April 6, 2020)

God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. — John 3:16 The first time I cried as a parent was when my son began his first-grade career. There was just something heartbreaking seeing him climb up those steps …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Love, Fear, and Hope (March 30, 2020)

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. – 1 John 4:18a I was about six when my dad and I took an overnight train to Chicago. It was high adventure for me. We were in a sleeping car, with fold-out-from-the-wall bunk beds. I was in the upper, and dad in the lower. In the middle …

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SUNDAY MEDITATION: Into the Fire (March 29, 2020)

[NOTE: The weekly schedule of Monday Meditations returns tomorrow.] Through faith they conquered kingdoms, brought about justice, realized promises, shut the mouths of lions, put out raging fires… – Hebrews 11:33 I admire, and greatly appreciate, first responders. There’s nothing more inspiring than people who literally put their lives on the line for the sake of …

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SATURDAY MEDITATION: Social Distancing and Songwriting (March 28, 2020)

[NOTE: We’ll return to our Mondays-only format next week.] I raise my eyes toward the mountains. Where will my help come from? – Psalm 121 If you need an infusion of hope, re-read Psalm 121. It recalls us from narrowly focusing on whatever it is we need an infusion for. Looking at the big picture—“toward …

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THURSDAY MEDITATION: Learning from Baby Birds (March 26, 2020)

[NOTE: We’ll return to a Mondays-only format next week.] I believe that the present suffering is nothing compared to the coming glory that is going to be revealed to us. — Romans 8:18 If a baby bird doesn’t look up, it doesn’t get fed. Something in the grand design of evolution put the natural instinct …

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WEDNESDAY MEDITATION: A Mouse in the House (March 25, 2020)

[NOTE: We’ll return to a Mondays-only format beginning next week.] Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. — Acts 16:25 One of the most counter-intuitive scenes in the Bible is that of imprisoned Paul and Silas, beaten and bloodied, singing a “robust” …

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TUESDAY MEDITATION: Building a Home in Chaos (March 24, 2020)

[NOTE: This week my meditations run daily, and will return to a Mondays-only format next week.] I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope. When you call me and come and pray to me, I will listen …

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MONDAY MEDITATION + SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT (March 23, 2020)

As we all live through the uncertain times related to COVID-19, I thought it might be helpful to offer a daily devotional this week, focusing on biblical themes of hope and perseverance. Feel free to share the links with any you feel may benefit from them. We’ll return to a Mondays-only schedule next week. I …

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