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Oh, God, I Am Lost and So Alone


My prayer at 3:00 in the morning was a simple one. “Oh, God, I am lost and so alone.” Why such depths of despair? One simple word—disappointment! Asaph wrote, “… I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of … Continue reading

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During My Devotions, I Could Have Made a Better Choice


I said, “You’re in my space. You usually don’t get up this early and now you’re invading my quiet time.” I spoke with … … no grace. … no kindness … no loving spirit. … and with pure irritation. Well, … Continue reading

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Do You Love People and Use Things or Love Things and Use People?


My friend Jon has Ice-Breaker Friday at his blog Jon Stolpe Stretched. He recently asked, “If you could make a playlist of your favorite songs, what five songs would make the list?” I answered then read other people’s answers. Later … Continue reading

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A Plea for More Prayer


“Ceasing from prayer is sin against God.” Andrew Murray makes that bold assertion in his book, The Ministry of Intercession: A Plea for More Prayer. And my response? Ouch! For a little more context, let me add the biblical quote … Continue reading

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What’s Your Pleasure?


“Morning sex on Sunday is better than church.” Bill Maher said that. Okay, I have three things to say in response to Maher. One, I don’t disagree with him. Two, but I see sex and church as two distinctly different … Continue reading

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Boys in Cars Can Make You Want to Cry


An adolescent boy stands on a downtown street corner. The white tip of a pocket peeks out below the frayed fabric of his cut-off jean shorts. A white t-shirt clings to his thin chest. A baseball cap sits cockeyed on … Continue reading

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Expect to Take Action on What You Hear


No music. No story. No headphones strapped to my noggin. I had forgotten to pack the iPod for my daily constitutional (i.e., walk with my thieving hound dog), and my forgetfulness left me with loads of uninterrupted thought time. The … Continue reading

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