“Reversed Thunder”

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On Sunday, as we considered what it means to pray in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18), I referenced a poem entitled, “Prayer,” by pastor/poet George Herbert (1593-1633). I include it below in its entirety for your … Read More

A true Advent?

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At this time last year, people were beginning to look forward to 2020. Many couldn’t help but imagine it would be special year of “vision,” since 20/20 is the way opticians describe perfect sight. (People … Read More

An extended Advent?

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Yesterday’s announcement from Chancellor Merkel that Germany is entering another lock-down for the month of November was, more or less, expected, given the headlines of similar announcements around Europe, but it is discouraging, nonetheless. We … Read More

Want Peace? Be Thankful

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Fear and anxiety are natural reactions to pestilence, sickness, tragedy, financial loss and other uncertainty. In fact, they may be appropriate reactions. Those who do not acknowledge God have no reason not to panic whenever … Read More

10,000 Days

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Another rainy dreary day in Berlin, today, and I’m feeling a bit contemplative on what is supposed to be an off-day for me. The fact that we are already well into the third month of … Read More