Category Archives: Trust

Demonstrating God’s Love

In small towns like the one you live in , people tend to know other people more so than in big cities. When I worked in New York City, anonymity was a virtue and provided a sense of safety.   … Continue reading

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As We Forgive Others

The Joseph story in a nutshell: Joseph is the favorite son of 12 sons. Joseph gets away without doing the work his brothers do. Joseph gets favorable treatment. Joseph interprets dreams.   In one dream, Joseph tells his brothers that … Continue reading

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God Has Our Back

Remember Watergate? I’m certainly old enough to remember it. It’s now talked about in history books. It was a bungled burglary that led to the only resignation of a President of the United States.   One of key figures of … Continue reading

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The Roadrunner’s Toe

Whenever we look at a Bible passage, it is best to be informed by what happens before and after. That way, we place the passage in context. Heaven knows we already have enough people who quote the Bible out of … Continue reading

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The Friends Called Faith and Trust

The first summer after Suzanne and I married, we went on a vacation visiting the five national parks in southern Utah. Out first stop was Moab. Back then we just looked for motels with vacancies. Today we don’t go anywhere … Continue reading

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Being the Holy Decider

William Willimon is professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University. He is also a United Methodist bishop. Willimon is a noted preacher and gives preaching workshops. I’m telling you this because I’m going to tell you a … Continue reading

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