Shame

August 16, 2022

Know Him and His Power

I bless you today “That you may Know Him And the power Of His resurrection.” (Philippians 3:10) Christ wants you […]
August 15, 2022
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Doors Will Open

I bless you to know, Like imprisoned Paul, “That through prayer And the help of the Spirit Of Jesus Christ […]
August 12, 2022
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A Blessing to Rejoice Amidst Suffering

I bless you to “Rejoice insofar as You share Christ’s sufferings” (1 Peter 4:13, ESV).   May God’s grace Grow […]
August 11, 2022
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Unfazed by the Fire

“Beloved, Do not be surprised At the fiery trial When it comes upon you to test you As though something […]
August 10, 2022
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A Blessing for the Beloved

Beloved, It’s Peter’s term for the saints (1 Peter 4:12) Because That’s who you are. You are “One who is […]
August 9, 2022
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Remade

Join Jeremiah At the Potter’s house And observe.   Watch the craftsman At work, Choosing the clay lump, Holding it, […]
August 8, 2022
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The Blessing of Being Appointed

“Before you were born,” God told Jeremiah, “I appointed you a prophet…” (Jer. 1:5)   The predestined prophet Balked, saying: […]
August 5, 2022
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Multiply While Exiled

Confusing, Frustrating, Unfamiliar, Unstable, Like the Hebrews in Babylon, I bless you to: “Multiply there, And do not decrease.” (Jer. […]
August 4, 2022

A Blessing to Walk by the Spirit

Child of God, Receive the promise The Lord spoke through Paul:   “Walk by the Spirit, And you will not […]
August 3, 2022
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A Blessing Better than Accomplishment

I bless you to be fruitful today.   Fruitful, Not merely accomplished. Fruitful, Not merely successful.   To bear the […]
August 2, 2022
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A Blessing to Overflow with Fruit

May you overflow With the Spirit’s fruit today.   Love … God’s affection, selflessness, generosity. Joy …God’s laughter, light-heartedness, elation. […]
August 1, 2022

Being Loved Means Being Treasured

I bless you to Know, Experience, Apprehend, And Live In the love of God That “covers a multitude of sins” […]
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 […]
October 21, 2020
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God’s Agent of Change

You can’t control people and you can’t make them change, but you can be used by God to help them […]
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