Posts made in March, 2016

Revisiting 2 Samuel 22: 1-4

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Faith, Hope, and Love, Love of Scripture


I shared this passage on the online board of the ministry where I serve, and I felt some here may benefit from it also. I’ve memorized it and kept it at the forefront of mind. I pray it often. I cannot tell you how many times I have said these words when I had no strength left, when fear and anxiety battered me into the ground. They really are medicine to my soul.

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Psalm 6: A Broken Man After God’s Own Heart

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 in Love of Scripture, Site Business

  

Life is hard. I know folks all around me are hurting, many of them all the time, feeling anguish more than they ever feel hope. The below Psalm of David shows us that even a man after God’s own heart hurts, that a righteous man stumbles and weeps, and that the Lord still hears and delivers. I feel that this Psalm captures the feelings I had when wrestling through addiction, but those emotions it captures also resonate in my life today. Perhaps it will do the same for you.

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Psalm 91 Revisited

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Love of Scripture

  
While writing Stronghold, I memorized the below Psalm.  Recently, my morning Scripture studies have revolved around refreshing myself on previously memorized passages, with hopes that I still knew them. I’m hitting about 74% which is encouraging, and the below is one of my favorites. In fact, I aced it on the first try. Please give it a read!!!

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 

He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. 

You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday. 

A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only look with your eyes and see the recompense of the wicked. 

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place— the Most High, who is my refuge— no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. 

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone. 

You will tread on the lion and the adder; the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. 

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows my name. When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.””

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:1-16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/psa.91.1-16.esv
To my fellow believers, take a moment, read that last paragraph again. Replace “him” with “you”. Read it again. And again. Read it one last time. Now go into today with hope and peace.

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TOY STORIES: New Micro Machines Article Series

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Fun-funs

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My editor at Figures.com was kind enough to indulge my latest collecting fad and ran a series of articles about the line! Typically, I give him one opinion piece a month about either the industry, a specific toy line, or some facet of collecting. Since I was out of play January and February this year, I decided to embrace a new approach to the content I’ve done there. Now that I’ve done it, I kinda wonder why this has not been part of my rotation; it’s a good way to look at a brand.

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When God Asks You To Do the Impossible…

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Faith, Hope, and Love

Since October 2015, I have been wrestling with God. Not in some esoteric doctrinal crisis-of-faith way or a Jacob “give me your blessing” way but rather a “I cannot do what you’re asking of me” way. I don’t think it’s the first time it’s happened; hopefully, it will not be the last.

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