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  • Deep Sleep, Deep Faith

    Lately, I can’t sleep. Like awake at three am playing spider solitaire and watching documentaries on the History channel not sleeping. It’s made me think. Ever look up “sleep” in the Bible? First of all, there are a bunch of verses where “sleep” has nothing to do with the act of sleeping but rather directions …[ read more ]

  • Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

    Man, I hate being scared. I’ve been scared all my life. I remember the dread when my mother would prepare dinner at night and ask me to go to the cellar to retrieve a can of “such-and-such”. Somewhere in the unexplored recesses of our basement “IT” lived. Down the splintery wooden stairs I would reluctantly …[ read more ]

  • Troubled Times, Troubled Hearts

    There’s a woman named Hannah in the Bible who was praying so fervently at the temple that the priest accused her of being drunk and scolded her. She answered him “Not so, my, Lord. I am a woman who is deeply troubled. I have not been drinking wine or beer; I was pouring out my …[ read more ]

  • Feeling Out of Your Element? You Are.

    I find deep sea creatures fascinating – from a distance. I am a raging claustrophobic so I’d never make it into a submarine but I wish I could overcome that fear and have the opportunity to see giant squid, octopi or lantern fish in their own habitat. We have a lot in common. Creatures that …[ read more ]

  • Deep Trouble, Deep Faith

    A friend asked me how I came by the faith I have in Jesus and if she, too, could acquire it. When I was young, unbelievably young, before I knew about doctrine or denominations, I came to understand that that deep aching loneliness we feel is the cry of our hearts for God and that …[ read more ]