Monthly Archives: June 2015

Merchants on the Mighty Waters

Some went out on the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty waters. They saw the works of the Lord , his wonderful deeds in the deep. For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high … Continue reading

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Rabbit Trail #11 – God is Bigger on the Inside

I was blessed to gather with fellow followers of the way of Jesus yesterday morning at a church on the campus of the University of Ghana called Legon Interdenominational Church (LIC). The experience was so moving on so many levels … Continue reading

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Meribah Remembered

They yoke themselves to the Baal of Peor and ate sacrifices offered to lifeless gods; they aroused the Lord ’s anger by their wicked deeds, and a plague broke out among them. But Phinehas stood up and intervened, and the … Continue reading

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Red Sea Rebuke Revisited

We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly. When our ancestors were in Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles; they did not remember your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the … Continue reading

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Eddying Out – Transatlantic Translocation

I am headed to Ghana west Africa today to serve as the director of a study abroad program for the university where I teach, Grand Valley State University.  I will be learning alongside 15 eager young students as we explore … Continue reading

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Like a River in the Desert

He turned their waters into blood, causing their fish to die. Their land teemed with frogs, which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers. He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country. He turned … Continue reading

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Food at the Proper Time

How many are your works, Lord ! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small. There the … Continue reading

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Helping the Hungry Hyrax

He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. The birds of the sky nest by the waters; they sing … Continue reading

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Clothed with Splendor and Majesty

Praise the Lord , my soul. Lord my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. The Lord wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays … Continue reading

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A Bird Alone on a Roof

Hear my prayer, Lord ; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly. For my days vanish … Continue reading

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