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Musings on yesterday's eclipse

Posted on May 21, 2012

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Yesterday much of the Far East and the Southwest US experienced an annular solar eclipse, often described as a "ring of fire" because of the way the moon blocks out most of the sun, leaving a bright ring around it in the sky. Much of the event was also visible here in Missouri, beginning around 7:30pm and lasting for 45 or 50 minutes.

I was able to view the eclipse at my folks' house where they have an open view of the western sky thanks to the rolling Missouri plains. We took turns looking...

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Eating a banana for the glory of God

Posted on May 14, 2012

In this age where sin has deeply rent the human heart from its created purpose to make much of God's glory, there are heightened moments our lives when the Holy Spirit engenders faith to believe in a restoration of that purpose. Several months ago I had one of those moments - not while in prayer, worship, or study, but simply standing in my kitchen eating a banana.

In order to explain I have to start sometime late last year when I listened to this teaching by Stephen Venable entitled ...

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Worthy of it All

Posted on May 1, 2012

My worship team at IHOP has been playing this song by David Brymer a lot lately. I'm grateful for this simple song of devotion to Jesus.

Around His throne of glory in Heaven right now, ceaseless worship happens solely because of who He is. No angel has ever had a disease healed or financial need met. Though we rightfully thank and worship Jesus for those things when they happen with us, the worship of Heaven must be the anchor for our worship here on the earth. When all our needs are met and Jesus' long-awaited reign of righteousness has dawned, will He not still be...