Shame

September 29, 2022
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The Power of Looking at Lilies

I bless you to look long At little, unworried things, Like lilies And sparrows.   “Look at the birds of […]
September 28, 2022
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The Elect Exiles

I bless you today as an “Elect exile….” (1 Peter 1:1) That’s how Peter addresses His first century readers And […]
September 27, 2022

When Narrow is Wide

I bless you to enter By the narrow gate That leads to Life. You need not Be deceived Or tantalized […]
September 26, 2022

We have a Perfect Ark

I bless you today To know and experience The fullness of God’s Purity, Presence, Peace and Power— All that once […]
September 23, 2022
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Why Does Superman Take the Elevator?

“Why does Spiderman Ride the school bus?” My friend’s son asked. “Why doesn’t he just Web-swing his way to school?” […]
September 22, 2022
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A Blessing for All the Narnian Royalty

Your condition on earth might change, But your position in Christ never will. You’re like the heroes of Narnia— Peter, […]
September 21, 2022
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Wear the Robe your Father Gives You

I bless you to Wear the robe your father gives you.   When Jacob played favorites And gave his youngest […]
September 20, 2022
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A Blessing for the Dreams from God

May your God dreams never die.   May the inspired visions, The deep, God-given knowings, The Spirit-induced yearnings, Live in […]
September 19, 2022
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A Blessing to Accept your Throne

Joseph’s most spectacular step Of bold, ridiculous faith, Might not have been when he dreamed As a young man Or […]
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 […]
September 15, 2022
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A Blessing for the Fruit of the Spirit

 I bless The fruit of the Spirit In you To grow And flourish With spring-like spontaneity. Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. […]
September 14, 2022
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A Blessing to Rejoice When Mistreated

I bless you to rejoice When you don’t fit into the world’s mold, When you are misunderstood And even mistreated. […]
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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