Category: yahweh

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Wednesday 13th August 2014

#TellHisStory: If You’re Feeling a Little Lost and Unseen

#TellHisStory: If You're Feeling a Little Lost and Unseen

It was a cheap $32 ring. Not my wedding band, or my grandmother’s diamond, or some sparkling honker of a gem from Tiffany’s. It wasn’t anything worth anything to anyone. Except to me. It was just a ring. That’s what I tried to tell myself. Except that it was more. To me, the ring was an ...

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Tuesday 7th August 2012

There’s Just Something About Those Ys

There's Just Something About Those Ys

We travel south on a Minnesota highway, through a landscape of blades, turning, turning. They’re everywhere, these gigantic Ys, all pointing heavenward. I snap a photo with my iPhone:   “Look, Mom,” one daughter announces from the back seat. “Ys. Everywhere!” ...

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Sunday 5th June 2011

What You Risk When You Get Your Hands Dirty

What You Risk When You Get Your Hands Dirty

It was only a $32 ring. It wasn’t a wedding band, or my grandmother’s diamond, or a sparkling gem. It wasn’t anything worth anything to anyone. Except to me.    It was just a ring. That’s what I tried to tell myself. Except that it was more. To me, the ring was an ...

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Friday 11th March 2011

Yirah: The Fear Factor of God

Yirah: The Fear Factor of God

From shore, I watch Earth stretch awake. Light illuminates the magnitude of sky and sea, and I feel so very small — like all the world is a beach and I am a grain of sand. I tremble at the bigness of the seas, and the smallness of me. Ocean waves slap against my farm-wife […]

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Wednesday 9th March 2011

Wholly Gratuitous

Wholly Gratuitous

Nature preaches sermons from pulpits of sky and ocean and terra firma every day. I stop too infrequently to hear the message — I mean, to really hear it, you know? Maybe I was drawn today by the choir of a thousand gulls or the thunderous voice of the preacher: the sea. He won’t ...

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Friday 14th January 2011

When the World Says “No Way …”

When the World Says "No Way ..."

My passenger knows why my hands tighten around the steering wheel right here, where the jagged line of trees rises up from a snow-filled ditch. Most days, I think I’m so over it. I drive by at 57 miles per hour — day after day — on my way to the college. Some days, I’ll ...

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Sunday 30th May 2010

Why We Wonder Y

Why We Wonder Y

But now, Lord, what do I look for?My hope is in you.~Psalm 39:7 We do not seek in vain. For our hope is in the LORD, in YHVH. In Yahweh.You are the One was,and is,and is to come.And we find evidence of You, Yahweh, all around us. You’ve marked Your world and Your people with […]

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Friday 30th April 2010

Off and Running!

Off and Running!

There’s just one thing left to do: Run. ***I’ve geared up. I’ve logged the miles. (I started training on January 24 — back when running to the mailbox was a challenge! Yes! We really can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. ) I’ve been given every ...

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Friday 12th March 2010

Y is for Yahweh

Y is for Yahweh

She’s seven years old, and lives half-a-country away but she sees what I see. They’re all around our world, these Ys that remind us of Yahweh. Her mama wrote to tell me so: “I told her one day that I learned from you about seeing a Y within our everyday life and how we can ...

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Wednesday 10th February 2010

Fear Factor

Fear Factor

Eyelid of dawn opens, and from the shore, I watch Earth stretch awake. Light illuminates the magnitude of sky and sea, and I feel so very small — like a grain of sand on this Mexican shore. I tremble at the bigness of the seas, and the smallness of me. Ocean waves slap against my […]

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