Shame

December 2, 2022
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Desire of Nations

I bless you this Advent to …   Long. Prepare. Wait. Be Aware.   Expect. Desire. Look. Anticipate.   Pray. […]
December 1, 2022
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Out of the Darkness

This Advent, I bless you to See— To walk in the light According to the messianic Promise Prophesied eight centuries […]
November 30, 2022
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Strength in the Waiting

Feeling a bit weary? Here’s a big promise this Advent:   “He gives power to the faint, And to him […]
November 29, 2022
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One Born and Given

I bless you with The prophet’s words Made personal: “Unto you a child is born, To you a son is […]
November 28, 2022
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God With Us

Receive The promise from Isaiah’s pen, The prophecy of the coming King, The power of the Incarnation foretold: “Behold the […]
November 25, 2022
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God With Us

I bless you to know The nearness, the “withness,” of God. Receive the ancient promise again: “Behold, The virgin shall […]
November 24, 2022
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A Thanksgiving Blessing

“Oh give Thanks To the Lord, For He is Good, For His steadfast Love Endures forever!” (Psalm 107:1)   It’s […]
November 23, 2022
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Filled with the Spirit

I bless you to “Be filled with the Spirit” (Eph. 5:18) Every head was bowed, Every eye closed, When the […]
November 22, 2022
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Freely Receive the Gifts

I bless you to Freely receive The spiritual Gifts That God so Freely gives! “Now there are varieties Of Gifts…” […]
November 21, 2022
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Hearing from God

I bless your spirit To “… earnestly desire The spiritual gifts, Especially that you may prophesy.” (1 Cor. 14:1)   […]
November 18, 2022
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When You’re Out of Options

Every day for forty years They ate it. The same white, flaky stuff— Day after day. For forty years. They […]
November 17, 2022
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What God Appoints, He Anoints

“Before you were born,” God told Jeremiah, “I appointed you a prophet…” (Jer. 1:5)   The predestined prophet Balked, saying: […]
September 16, 2022
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A Blessing for the Humility that Leads to Honor

May the weak times, The humbling times, The hard times, Be, for you, The gateway to honor.   “Humility comes […]
June 29, 2022
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Destroying Idols

I bless you to rid yourself Of every idol, That you be shamed No more.   “Every goldsmith is Shame […]
November 2, 2021
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A Blessing to Forget Your Sin

I bless you today to forget about your sin The way God has.   What? The heart protests:   But […]
October 26, 2021
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Holy and Blameless

Child of God, “You, who once were alienated And hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, He has now reconciled In […]
March 5, 2021
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Shameless

Shame off you!   In a “you ought to be ashamed of yourself” world, The Lord has a very different […]
January 12, 2021
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Blessed to Forget Your Pain

I bless you to be as Manasseh— “Forgotten troubles,” the name means.   You are not defined by the pain […]
October 29, 2020
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Destroy the Idols

When you lose what you always thought you needed in order to be fulfilled, you find out that God was […]
October 23, 2020
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The Shame of Religion 2

There’s a cure for the “hardening of the oughteries” – the grace of God. To adapt the title of the […]
October 22, 2020
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The Shame of Religion

The Gospel isn’t about what you “ought to” do. It’s about what Jesus has already done. When my daughter Abby […]
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