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Monthly Archives: February 2017
This morning I awoke to the sense of sorrow and loss — not my own, but a general concern for the world around me. By the time I went out to pick up trash, one of the vehicles in our … Continue reading
The temperatures were just about 60°F (16C) and rising, stiff southerly breeze and partly cloudy when I left the apartment. Skies cleared during the ride. I headed out to Draper Lake on the Post Road corridor and just chugged against … Continue reading
Judah didn’t have to face exile in Babylon. Even after all their many failures, slipping into idolatry, they could have settled into their punishment at God’s hand by serving Babylon quietly. Jeremiah said as much, but the Judean leadership kept … Continue reading
We begin here a collection of 15 psalms, each referred to as a Song of Ascents. That term refers to any pilgrimage to the one and only high place for Israel, Zion. This brings the image of puring oneself, refreshing … Continue reading
By now you may have caught a whiff of something my recent posts have been reaching for: We live a life of worship. In that sense, life is ritual. Our human existence on this earth is rightly shaped by an … Continue reading