Monthly Archives: March 2013

Backfired

So how did Abraham and Sarah’s efforts to “help God” give them the son of promise all work out? Well, helping God produce their preferred outcome completely back-fired –as it always does. As they flailed to gain control over the … Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Life-Manager

In Genesis we read about Abraham and Sarah. They were highly capable people who had learned how to manage their lives pretty effectively. Yet, their life-management skills had, for 90 years, been unable to control the outcome of the one … Continue reading

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I Got This

From the day we are born, we’re taught how to manage our lives. The better the parenting we received when we were children, the better we learned how to manage ourselves, and our circumstances in life. Most of us were … Continue reading

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A Little More Informed

The famous car maker Henry Ford once said, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” The fact is, we don’t know what we don’t know and God knows it far better than we do. Understanding … Continue reading

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It’s A Good Thing . . . Really

In our brokenness, and in the spaces of silent stillness that are so tough to embrace God reveals to us what He revealed to His friend Job. God says to us, “My dear one. When everything is weighed in the … Continue reading

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Stumped

My previous three posts explored the limitations of human knowledge. In the end, we really know so very little, and it is a very painful thing to discover about ourselves. It’s not only painful to see, but it’s also painful … Continue reading

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God Knew What Job Didn’t Know

Job was pretty sure he knew what he knew, just like we’re pretty sure we know what we need to know to make our way through life. So Job called out to God, desiring to present his case for what … Continue reading

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