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Blog archives for October, 2015

Archive for October, 2015

Friday, October 30th, 2015

MORE OF HOW TO KEEP JESUS IN MIND One of my favorite devotionals is Streams in the Desert. I highly recommend it. The January 17 entry is about Dr. John Douglas Adams’ greatest spiritual asset. Dr. Adams spoke of “his unwavering awareness of the actual presence of Jesus.” Furthermore he said Christ was at the […]

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

WHAT COULD I HAVE DONE? In the last blog I said I’d tell you today what I could have done to keep Jesus in mind at the golf outing last week. I have changed my mind. I’m not a paragon of Christianity, and to use myself as a shining example would be presumptuous at best […]

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT? Therefore, holy brothers, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus.               – Hebrews 3:1 Yesterday I played golf on a beautiful fall day and wanted to do well because it was probably my last round of the year. I thought about each swing before I hit the […]

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

PRISON MINISTRY I’m a Gideon, and it was my turn to be at the Wright County Jail last Sunday for a Bible study. In the past few months, we’ve had up to fourteen prisoners come in at a time to hear about Jesus. One of two Gideons assigned for the day usually has a lesson […]

Friday, October 16th, 2015

LITTLE ALICE MEETS JESUS My granddaughter, not yet five, was looking forward with great excitement to a breakfast of sugared cereal at her daycare center, something she is not allowed to have at home. Alice’s Nana, my wife, was helping her dress and otherwise get ready to leave. Mornings are not the best time for […]

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

ROMANS 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Do you have a catch in your throat when you read those words? How about the devout Christian husband and wife who lose a beautiful daughter whom they […]

Friday, October 9th, 2015

JESUS IS THE GARBAGE MAN Yesterday morning, early, I stood by my office window and watched the garbage man empty my trash. I thought: “What if Jesus were the garbage man and the garbage bin contained all my sins from the previous day that He’d take away? Then each day would be a fresh start […]

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

GUSTAV MAHLER’S 4TH SYMPHONY Last week, I heard the Minnesota Orchestra play Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 in G major. Halfway through, I was visited with a metaphor. Osmo Vanska conducted the orchestra and a vocalist sang “Life in Heaven” in the third movement. As the composition captured my imagination, I saw Jesus conducting God’s music […]

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

THE GOD OF A THOUSAND CHANCES “Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”  – Romans 8:1 These are wonderful words for those struggling with Romans 7:15 (see previous post). When I’m sailing my own ship and not thinking about Jesus or my Father or the Holy Spirit, God is […]