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 Renewed Day by Day

 Renewed Day by Day

“I wouldn’t run unless something was chasing me.”  That’s what I used to say.  But now, as I’m approaching my forty-second birthday, I realize that something is chasing me.  So…

 Boats, Bikes, & Beginning Again

 Boats, Bikes, & Beginning Again

I practically grew up in a canoe.  From a very young age, my father took my brother and me canoeing.  We often floated rivers like the South Anna, the North…

 A Fitting Memorial

 A Fitting Memorial

Memorial Day is almost here—a time for picnics and family get-togethers, a time to remember all those who died in the service of our country.  Sometimes I wonder whether our…

The Toddler’s Prayer

The Toddler’s Prayer

 Psalm 131 (ESV) O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;      my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things      too great and too marvelous for…

My Help Comes From the Lord

My Help Comes From the Lord

Much confusion exists concerning the meaning of distress signals. The traditional SOS has been misunderstood to mean “Send Out Succour,” “Save Our Ship,” and “Save Our Souls.” Actually, it was…

Enter In

Enter In

According to John 20, on that first Easter morning when Mary Magdalene starts for Jesus’ tomb, she has no idea that she will meet with a miracle. She thinks she…

I Am the Resurrection

I Am the Resurrection

Every Easter, people flock to churches to hear the declaration that Christ is risen.  What a blessed hope we have, because we serve a risen Savior!  Jesus said, “I am…

Worthy Is the Lamb

Worthy Is the Lamb

When my wife and I were in studying at Virginia Commonwealth University, we had plenty of good friends. We also had some strange ones. One of our friends, a devout…

I Am the Gate

I Am the Gate

Several years ago, I helped chaperon an all-night youth lock-in at my church. Most of the activities were in the fellowship hall, but when it came time for everyone to…

Come to the Water

Come to the Water

Why are there so many books out there about prayer?  Likely, because if they were honest with themselves, many people would say that their prayer lives aren’t very satisfying.  As…