“Learning to Lament”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on October 14, 2016) Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer. How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you […]

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“Through the Valley”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on May 13, 2016) “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4, KJV). Perhaps there is no more […]

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“Talitha koum!”

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on August 7, 2015) Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet and begged him repeatedly, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands […]

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The Sparrow

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on May 15, 2015) “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what […]

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Better than Clichés

(This first appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on November 14, 2014) Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. If I take the wings […]

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Three Uncomfortable Reasons…

(This also appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on March 6, 2015) These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! (Revelation […]

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Rolling Away the Stone

(This first appeared in the Faith column of the Sentinel-News in Shelbyville, KY on August 22, 2014) Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead four days.” Jesus said to her, “Did I not tell you […]

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