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Thanksgiving and Syrian Refugees: I AM a Fellow Sojourner

Jesus, shortly after his birth, was a sojourner – an alien living in the foreign land of Egypt. Sojourner – noun – so·journ·er –  \ˈsō-ˌjərn-ərˈ\ – one who sojourns: Pilgrim – noun – pil·grim – \ˈpil-grəm\ – 1 : one who journeys in foreign … Continue reading

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The Gift of “Joy Beyond the Sorrow: Indelible Grace VI” – Fathering Songs, Mothering Hymns, Carrying the Fire

In the moments of life’s greatest heights and life’s lowest depths, the hymns serve to center us upon the person of Jesus Christ.  For generation upon generation of faithful believers, the comfort and solace of the deep theological mysteries of … Continue reading

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Serving Our Enemies in Prayer: Psalm 46 – Ephesians 6:10-20, Fighting in the ‘Most High’ Battlespace

  “So we find ourselves caught in a messed up world.  The problem is with man himself and man’s soul.  We haven’t learned how to be Just and Honest and Kind and True and Loving.  That is the basis of … Continue reading

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Mother a Hymn, Mother an Album – The Blood and the Breathe: Songs That Tell the Story of Redemption

Mother’s Day is today, Sunday, May 12th.  If this brings a sinking feeling to your stomach, take solace, we’ve all been there (or will be there).  Fear not! There is redemption for your forgetfulness.  Remember, your mother’s nurture and care … Continue reading

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Comforting the Broken Hearted, Serving Our Enemies in Prayer – Our First Meditative Playlist Release

In the wake of the recent Boston Terror attacks, we can be left with a foreboding sense of helplessness in our world against enemies and spiritual forces, which are far beyond our control. This is true. We are not in … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Prayer: The Next 60 Years – 10/01/2012

In Contemplation – “Over the Trinity” Praying Over the Trinity – Dallas on Facebook 10-01-2012 Colossians 1:24-27, ESV Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions … Continue reading

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Thoughts “Over the Trinity” – 09/28/2012 – Spiritual Bulimia

In Contemplation – “Over the Trinity” Praying Over the Trinity – Dallas on Facebook 09-28-2012 It’s going to rain soon. There is a sunrise sweetness when morning skies are soaked with “yet to be cried” sky tears. Before the storm, the … Continue reading

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Honoring Major David Gray in Prayer: 90 Days of Service, Day 74

“Vocation is where our greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need” – Frederick Buechner, Theologian World’s greatest need – Jesus.  Our greatest Joy – Prayer for His Return. According to Paul, the calling of every Christian is to live a dependent life of … Continue reading

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Artistic Scranton Prayer – 90 Days of Service, Day 18

Because we all suffer, all Christians (in fact, all humans) are creative artists (whether we embrace that role or not).  The whole created order is watching in waitful anticipation as our lives fill in the details of the Grand Narrative … Continue reading

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Hymns, Generation to Generation – 90 Days of Service, Day 14

After returning to Nashville from home in Scranton, I had the great privilege of being able to sit through some of the recording sessions for the Indelible Grace VI album.  One of the moments with a Belmont Alum, Katy Bowser, and her … Continue reading

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