Author Archives: SLG

6. Habakkuk: A Mercy’s Onramp to Worship


Pick your church. What works for you?  What will increase your connection to God? I watch people do it all the time and much of the time the defining factor is the worship service and what kind of an onramp to … Continue reading

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5. Joshua: Administration


I spend a lot of time with bosses and with their personal assistants.  The script is pretty predictable. The PA works hard for weeks to sort out all the gritty little details of my trip.  There are e-mails flying every … Continue reading

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4. Gideon: Prime Rib


Q.   What is it like when God shows up? A.   Depends on who you are! Have you ever noticed how many different presentations God uses in Scripture?  Sure we all know about God high and lifted up, seated … Continue reading

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3. Obed-Edom: Available on Short Notice


It was not just another day on the farm.  Obed-Edom and his family had watched with fascination as King David prepared with unprecedented care to bring the Ark of the Covenant up from Kiriath-jearim to Jerusalem. It had been deposited … Continue reading

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2. Generational Legacy


It is a very familiar story. The daughter brings her boyfriend home for the first time. The family tries hard to be civilized about it, but the atmosphere is quite stiff. As soon as the taillights of his car vanish, mom … Continue reading

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1. On Ramps to Heaven


It has been a long time since we started this series about a place God said would be a restorative refuge for me.  Since that day, God has not allowed me to return and there is no timeline visible to … Continue reading

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54. Heaven’s Wisdom


“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”  James 3:17 NIV Peace-loving. Sigh. Talk about raising the bar! I was the classic angry … Continue reading

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53. Sanctified by Peace


“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.”  I Thessalonians 5:23 NIV From a religious/legal point of view, we turn to the blood of Christ to “sanctify” us from the defilement of sin. However, from a … Continue reading

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52. Peace that Guards


“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”   Philippians 4:7 NIV Gatekeepers. The very term surfaces a lot of frustration for the nobodies of our culture. You try … Continue reading

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51. Preaching Peace


“He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.”  Ephesians 2:17 NIV He came! It doesn’t get any better than that.  The fact that we were far from Him became the reason … Continue reading

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