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Blog archives for November, 2015

Archive for November, 2015

Friday, November 27th, 2015

FORGIVENESS Forgive, and you will be forgiven.  – Luke 6:37 Some years back I was coaching a woman who wanted to be free of a depression that had been following her around like a black dog for many years. She said she felt God was against her. It became clear to me that her problem […]

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

GRAVITATION If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.  –James 4:15 I used to ask Jesus to be with me here and there, as if He were a puppy dog who followed me around. I no longer do that but pray for the gravitation to follow Him. Follow @patday33

Friday, November 20th, 2015

“I DON’T KNOW THE MAN” When Peter was confronted by a servant girl in the courtyard, he denied that he knew Jesus. “It was a denial, but it was also the truth. Peter really did not know who Jesus was, did not really know, and neither do any of us really know who Jesus is […]

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

A BUCKET I had a dream on the last day of 2010 in which I was a bucket about to be dropped into the ocean. I don’t know who was going to drop me or why; perhaps I never knew. Dreams are sketchy that way. These are the words I recorded in my journal at […]

Friday, November 13th, 2015

THE UNTER MELODY Taken from the book The Holy Spirit and Paul Chambers The service began when a middle-aged man, a bit short and a bit plump, quietly stepped out from a side door, dressed in a simple white liturgical robe and gold stole. The buzz of conversation stopped the instant he appeared on the […]

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

HE WAS THERE WITH ME It was November 6, 2006, and my depression was so deep that tears fell on page 1287 in my Bible as I read Matthew 4:16. “the people living in darkness     have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death     a light has dawned.” […]

Friday, November 6th, 2015

ARE YOU BLESSED? Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.  – Matthew 5:8 To be blessed is the ultimate well-being and spiritual joy of those who share in the salvation of the Kingdom of God. The beatitudes describe eight ways to be blessed. In the eighth verse, Jesus tells us to […]

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

PRAYING TREES I am looking out the patio doors of our timeshare on Pelican Lake in Brainerd, Minnesota. The water is perfectly calm and three tall trees are lifting their branches to heaven as if to say, “Bless us and keep us, O Lord; be gracious to us and give us peace.” I feel like […]