Monthly Archives: May 2012

Praying the Psalms

Friends and Faithful Followers:      From May 29 through June 9, I will on Study Leave and Vacation.  While I considered continuing with my Reclamation316 devotions while away, I chose not to for two reasons.      First, I believe … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Reflections

Memorial Day Address – Kishwaukee Cemetery 2012 When my son Matt was in the early stages of dating his future wife Beth, he asked her, “What has been the best moment of your life?”  She was unable to come up with … Continue reading

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For All The Saints

For All the Saints Psalm 116:15 and Revelation 14:12-13 Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Revelation 14:12-13 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the … Continue reading

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Spirited Chaos

In many ways, the church isn’t much different  than lunch time at any middle school.  (1) Happy chaos best describes my middle school cafeteria. The space was expansive, yet packed with hundreds of loud untamed boys and an equal number of … Continue reading

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Never Good Enough

The great enemy of the life of faith in God is not sin, but the good which is not good enough.  (1) Last evening I told a group of friends, “Today may go down as the most significant day in my … Continue reading

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Spiritual Legacy

God can take your faithfulness and begin a spiritual legacy. (1)  The list of saints who have impacted my life is long. Earl remained joyous despite being bed ridden for 15 years. Kitty encouraged others despite a 20 year battle … Continue reading

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Careless Faithfulness

A few weeks ago I was at a fundraising dinner for a community ministry which is near and dear to my heart.  At the end of the evening I felt led by God to give a gift to the ministry.  I … Continue reading

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