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Archives for September 2018

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It's complicated ... relax

The easy, obvious shortcut that appeared in that cave in En Gedi might not actually have been as strategic as it seemed....

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Respect for the office and the Lord

That kind of respect for the office, for David, stemmed directly from his respect for the Lord. ...

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When the Giant is in your Hands

Moments like these reveal what’s inside of us. What do we choose to do in the opportune moment?...

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A Giant Complex

Don’t be discouraged. Complex problems are just that. And they can be overcome. ...

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Surprised in the desert

The desert is both a challenge and an opportunity...

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Don't Drink the Water

We easily underestimate the influence we have on others. An idle word or comment or bit of action or inaction can carry outsized cachet. ...

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Explaining the Risk

Good Bible readers will float and test theories as to why things are happening in the text and why people say and do the things they do....

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Water that's more than water

Food and water are almost always more than food and water....

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Do Something New

History never repeats itself exactly. And the new thing that happens can be remarkable....

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At Harvest Time

Although the Bible is intimately concerned with the highest spiritual themes, it doesn’t shy away from engaging with issues like hunger and thirst....

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Paper, Rock, Slingshot

When we refuse to fight the giant on the giant's terms, the Lord can lead us via creative paths to a meaningful victory....

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An Interactive Reading of Psalm 23

David spent his youth working as a shepherd. His experience there marked every corner of his life, from his leadership to his spirituality. ...

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A Psalm for a Storm

Faith and courage don't prevent us from experiencing fear and anxiety; instead, they help us to connect with God in the midst of our fear and move forward in the face of our anxiety....

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Valuable Courage

On a day when the virtue of courage is publicly celebrated, perhaps it’s appropriate for us to look close to home for examples of courage. When we find them, we can show honor, express gratitude, and thank God....

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A Mighty Team

We are better together. The Lord has hard-wired us for community, that we thrive when we have meaningful connections. And this also is the best way for us to engage the world for good....

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After the giant falls

Hope became confidence. Confidence became courage. Courage become action....

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God at the center

David's confidence in the Lord is so central to his identity that it comes spilling out of him even when trash-talking....

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Go and the Lord be with you

David does not let his lack of direct experience disqualify him. David does not presume future success because of his past victory. David is less focused on his qualifications than on the Lord’s presence. ...

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New Direction - New Person

A new person jumping into an old, stuck situation with a new perspective (and maybe a little new life) can change history....

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Who are your giants?

When God wants to get us moving again, he has to reframe our relationship with our giants....

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