MONDAY MEDITATION: GODISNOWHERE (October 18)

Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. – 1 Thessalonians 5:18 What do you see in the title of this meditation? Admittedly, what I see is: God Is Nowhere Maybe that’s because I see too many news feeds. Right now people are tagging different crises as Armageddons. Climate-ageddon. Violence-ageddon. Economic-ageddon. Racism-ageddon. …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Keep Moving (October 11)

God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.” – Genesis 12:1 My sister sent a picture that captures the tenacity of squirrels. She’d just bought another failed attempt by a manufacturer to create a squirrel-proof bird feeder. These rodents are eternally restless, creative, fearless, …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: PSJ (October 4)

But the people refused to listen to Samuel and said, “No! There must be a king over us so we can be like all the other nations.” – 1 Samuel 8:19-20a This passage reveals the make-or-break point of faith. Israel started out trusting the manna-giving God then, when safe and secure, they wanted a king. That …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Incompletely (September 27)

We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete.  – 1 Corinthians 13:12a (The Message) That sentence from Paul’s “love chapter” in Corinthians is quite out of character for him. He was uncompromising in his beliefs. Sometimes, when people argued with him, his temper rose proportionately. For …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: Songbirds and Spiders (September 6)

And then there’s the sea, wide and deep, with its countless creatures—living things both small and large. – Psalm 104:25 We’re a culture celebrating big. Skyscrapers, mountains, galaxies. It’s important to note that without the small, there is no big. For example, each of us is made up of 50 trillion cells. Each of those cells …

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MONDAY MEDITATION: The Firestarter (August 23)

Then Moses said to himself, Let me check out this amazing sight and find out why the bush isn’t burning up. – Exodus 3:3 The tale of Moses and the burning bush is a great description of the faith journey. INCIDENT HAPPENED: Weird, burning-bush thing. Something out of the ordinary caught his attention. A bush …

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