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no color in this world

“There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” (John Calvin, 1509-1564) Lush, green blades of grass. Blaze-orange and apple-red autumn leaves. Colors. All colors. Given for … Continue reading

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A template for scripture meditation (Part 2 of “What to do when my heart grows cold”)

As a follow-up to “What to do when my heart grows cold,” I want to give a more specific “how to” template. That post exhorted us to reach for our Bible and meditate on a section of scripture when we … Continue reading

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how sweet the name of Jesus sounds

How sweet the Name of Jesus sounds In a believer’s ear! It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, And drives away his fear. It makes the wounded spirit whole, And calms the troubled breast; ’Tis manna to the hungry soul, … Continue reading

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Beauty was created by God for a purpose

What if we were to realize that every sunset viewed, every sexual intimacy enjoyed, every favorite food savored, every song sung or listened to, every home decorated, and every rich moment enjoyed in this life isn’t ultimately about itself but … Continue reading

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How to turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God

“How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? The rule for doing this is simple but demanding. It is that we turn each truth that we learn about God into matter for meditation before God, leading … Continue reading

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Hearts of great gratitude

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. (G.K. Chesterton) Jesus went without comfort so that you might have it. He postponed joy so that you might share … Continue reading

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A soul made well

When peace, like a  river, attendeth my way, when sorrows like sea billows roll; whatever my lot, thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well, with my soul. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, … Continue reading

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