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Slightly Obsessed #016: Beautiful Heritage

  Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me. – Psalm 16:6   Their stories of faith and sacrifice are repeated around the world. Jim and Juanita pastor a small church nestled in the heartland of Idaho. In the winter they get up early every Sunday morning to fire up the pellet stove that heats the […]

Slightly Obsessed #014: The Coming

  He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Come Lord Jesus. – Revelation 22:20   Watch in fear, O nations. Tremble before His splendor.   Slink away, you night terrors. Your passing comes in a moment.   Wait in wonder, all host of heaven. Eternity falls upon you.   […]

Slightly Obsessed #013: Have No Fear

  Come, have no fear, God’s Son is here “What Child Is This?” – William Chatterton Dix The voice on the other end of the phone cracks with emotion. I pause to allow time for composure to come. I’m fighting to keep mine. A person I love is in pain. There have been too many […]

Slightly Obsessed #012: Reflection

  True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. – C.S. Lewis Two of our sons love to hike together in the wilderness of Washington and Idaho at least once a year. Our eldest son Erik is an avid photographer and takes breathtaking pictures of the scenery surrounding them […]

Slightly Obsessed #011: For Such a Time as This

  And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this? – Esther 4:14   A Jewish orphan raised by her older cousin appeared to be destined to a life in obscurity. Then the king of the land became unhappy with his queen. He decreed that all the beautiful young […]

Slightly Obsessed #010: A Prayer of Thanksgiving

  It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High. – Psalm 92:1   Dear God, I’ve been thinking lately about those in the Old Testament who complained and became the Ungrateful Dead,   while I wallow in my complaints, Unscathed.   I’ve been wondering […]

Slightly Obsessed #006: The Missing Piece

  There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus. -Blaise Pascal   Not feeling fulfilled? The beloved and time-worn expression “God-shaped vacuum” gives the impression a human is like a five-jillion-piece jigsaw you […]

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