Category Archives: Draw close to God

Sing to the Lord

In one of our chapel classes this week , our lesson was centered on Psalm 95:1 – 2. It is one of my favorites. The psalmist writes: Psalm 95:1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make … Continue reading

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A Bedtime Prayer

This week I have been reviewing some old folders and trying to clean up my study a little bit. I came across this poem that I wrote about ten years ago. I thought I would share it with you. A … Continue reading

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Some Days

I have really been enjoying my work as a chaplain at the hospital. We regularly talk with the patients we serve about the positive benefits of drawing and writing and how those activities can help us express and explore our … Continue reading

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Jesus Comforts and Confronts Us

Each week I get to lead a Bible study with some young children.  Generally, we take turns reading some scriptures, reading a reflection on those scriptures and then sharing our thoughts on what we have read.  The theme of the … Continue reading

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Christian Meditation

Someone asked me the other day about meditation and what that might look like for a Christian.  I know that for some people, the concept of meditation brings up images of Eastern mysticism or perhaps chanting over and over while … Continue reading

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Get Recharged

I had planned on mowing the yard the other evening but when I went to get the mower out of the garage, I noticed that the battery was not charged.  I have an electric mower and I had forgotten to … Continue reading

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Build Upon the Rock

In chapel this week, we looked at a passage from Matthew.  In Matthew 7:24 – 27, Jesus tells a story about two kinds of people.  He speaks of one person who built their house on the sand and another who … Continue reading

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Lord Bless My Family

Lord bless my family, Be with them today; Walk close beside them, Lead them on their way. Hold their hand in every valley, Help them climb each hill; Guide them and protect them, Help them do Your will. And while … Continue reading

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Good Friday

Today, as I write, it is Good Friday.  It is the day we commemorate the fact that Christ was crucified and would rise on the third day, just as He had promised.  One of my favorite Good Friday scriptures is … Continue reading

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Trusting God’s Timing

Last Saturday morning, I took advantage of the good weather to do a chore on my “to do” list.  The flower garden in the back yard had produced a pretty good crop of clover and other small weeds in recent … Continue reading

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