Tag Archives: broad place

Micro focus fine but I find Jesus most often in the pano view

Luke 6:6 On another sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught, and there was a man there whose right hand was withered. 7The scribes and the Pharisees watched him to see whether he would cure on the sabbath, so that they … Continue reading

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Heart burn-out or burning for Jesus?

Recently I had a conversation with a priest about not-so-knew research describing the increase of pastors identifying with a PTSD diagnosis – Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome among Pastors. She was wondering about her own choices in ministry and thought she might … Continue reading

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“Born-again” and small thinking in the loving hands of a very, very big God

The Holy Spirit paused me at so many points along the way in today’s readings.  With each, I reflected out-loud in my scriptural journal, marveling at the questions and challenges put before me by God’s word. My first stop was … Continue reading

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Truth and Witness from a Bed of Clouds

Acts 12:6 The very night before Herod was going to bring him out, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while guards in front of the door were keeping watch over the prison. 7Suddenly an angel of the … Continue reading

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Church Pew, Bar Stool and the Broad Place

For whatever reason the Holy Spirit has moved my thoughts recently from the Word to music-lyric expressions of a biblical idea.  And many in the past few weeks have landed in the country music realm.  I listen to a lot of country … Continue reading

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This is a compression posture, people!

Galatians 5:14For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ These words from Paul are really so very beautiful, so encouraging.  Love one another.  Do all things in and through love.  … Continue reading

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Level ground, holy ground, His ground

I begin a new season of discipleship and ministry, today – one that moves me into an activated state and out of the contemplative one where I have taken refuge for a very long time. 12 My foot stands on … Continue reading

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Following Jesus? God’s hand upon me?

From the Old Testament (Ezekiel 37:1)reading, today: The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley… I’ve been thinking about how … Continue reading

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A reason and a season all for good

Romans 8:28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. This first line of today’s epistle reading has been quoted to me often over the past few years … Continue reading

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The earth groans

Today’s excerpt from Paul’s letter to the Romans brought to mind a TED talk recently shared with me by my son – my son, the rancher.  He is presently employed by a fully operational and profitable “teaching” ranch (like teaching … Continue reading

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