Personal Walk with God

Monday Meditation – You Don’t Have That Kind of Time

So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.  Psalm 90:12 ESV “When I was 38, my best friend Pammy died, and we went shopping about two weeks before she died, and she was in a wig and a wheelchair. I was buying a dress for this boyfriend I was […]

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Monday Meditation – Standing Up

This past weekend the hate groups at Charlottesville, VA showed up in my neck of the woods, Middle Tennessee.  Many preparations were made for their arrival.  The two cities they were gathering at had to come up with physical plans to keep the peace within the group as well as with counter protesters.  Where and […]

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Monday Meditation – God Is Always Here

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 29:20b NIV I don’t know what it is like to not know God.  I don’t know everything about God but I do know God is real.  And that makes all the difference in the world. I may feel it.  I […]

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Monday Meditation – John Wesley and Budgeting

“By the right use of money we can provide for others.  Money can serve as a husband for the widow and as a father to the orphans.  We can supply protection for the oppressed, a means of health for the sick, and a comfort for those in pain. Money can become as “eyes to the […]

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Monday Meditation – God Cares For Us

Then Moses had Israel leave the Reed Sea and go out into the Shur desert. They traveled for three days in the desert and found no water.  When they came to Marah, they couldn’t drink Marah’s water because it was bitter. That’s why it was called Marah. The people complained against Moses, “What will we drink?”  Moses […]

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Monday Meditation – Football Season

Football season is upon us.  So begins that great past time activity – Monday morning quarterbacking!  It is something pastors are familiar with only theirs is called Sunday afternoon pulpit preaching. This activity occurs when the game or sermon has been experienced and at the next available gathering time for fans or congregation members, attention […]

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Monday Meditation – A Psalm of Lament

Almighty God, where are you? In this darkest hour, We call for you, begging for your light. For many years now, we have lived with a scar on our land. It was created with the toppling of buildings and planes upon our soil. The loss of life, infernal. The loss of innocence, disturbing. The darkness […]

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Monday Meditation – Back to School

Learning has been given a bad rep lately.  Book learning, university and college educations are being considered extravagances for the rich and idle.  Those who attend such institutions are considered “snobs.”  Yet never have we needed the spiritual practice of learning more. The proverbs of Solomon, King David’s son, from Israel:  Their purpose is to […]

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Monday Meditation – Go, Go, Go!

The word “go” is prevalent in the gospel stories.  In Matthew alone it appears 82 times, not counting any derivatives.  Jesus is the one who often is uttering the word to his disciples, to demons, to those sick and now healed.  Almost everyone is charged with “to go” in some way by Jesus. We Christians […]

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Monday Meditation – A Ministry Passion of Mine

And I will still be carrying you when you are old.  Your hair will turn gray and I will still carry you.  Isaiah 46:4 ERV During my sabbatical, in addition to caring for my grandchild, attending Spanish classes and keeping the house clean, I was able to participate in a passion of mine in ministry […]

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