Tag Archives: Revival

He, However

These first two words of Luke 8:54 have been echoing in my heart and challenging my mind for several weeks. These words come at the end of the story of Jairus and his sick 12-year-old daughter—his only child. Jairus was … Continue reading

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Plowing the Hardpan

The hardpan is a dense layer of compacted soil beneath the surface of the tilled field. It is usually too deep to be broken up by plow. Hardpan can occur naturally in clayish soil or can be the result of … Continue reading

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Heavy Dew

These are the dog days of summer in Myrtle Point. The golden grasses have gone to seed, and it has been weeks since the last rain. South of here, near Brookings, a forest fire has burned over 100,000 acres. Smoke … Continue reading

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Chasing God (Part One)

I dislike public confession and repentance. Whenever people draw attention to their repentance, it’s like saying, “Hey, look at how humble I am!” Crazy, right? But I think my repentance of this particular arrogance and error may be instructive. And … Continue reading

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Here! Here!

Sometimes a phrase from the Bible chases me down the street like a meth-house pit bull. This week I can’t get away from the last words of Isaiah 40:9 “Say to the towns of Judah, ‘Here is your God!’” Aren’t … Continue reading

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Sword Polishing

“I’m sick of Bible studies,” I thought. I went to the Sunday night Bible study anyway. But I was feeling cranky. I fully realize the silliness of my feelings. After all, I have led Bible studies for years. I love … Continue reading

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