Category Archives: dependence

A holy partnership

Each year at this time, we put up home made Christmas tree ornaments that I made with my boys when they were little.  Like a little  balsa wood loaf of bread, symbolizing Jesus calling Himself The Bread of Life.  A small … Continue reading

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What do you cling to?

Do I cling to a life preserver or to the broken pieces of my sinking boat? Jonah, speaking from experience prayed, “Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.”     Jonah 2:8  NIV   … Continue reading

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What I learn about trust from my dog.

As Basil rests against me while I scratch him, I think of Psalm 131. “O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty;  Nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. … Continue reading

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I Give You Peace.

In the night, I was thanking God for the wonderful blessing of peace.   This is not something to be expected from the world or our personal circumstances.  It is a wonderful kindness of God to gift us with this blessing. Peace I … Continue reading

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Who Do We Reflect to People?

Moses had a very close relationship with God during his wilderness service.  80-120 years old during this stressful time, he had learned dependence on God.  Speaking to God often in the Tent of Meeting as a friend (Exodus 33:11), it might be … Continue reading

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Powerless and dependent

It is a periodic revelation to me that I cannot obey God in my own power.  My white-knuckling attempts at being godly in my own strength do not please Him.  I need to repeatedly learn the lesson that I must acknowledge … Continue reading

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