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returning to the heart of God revisited

A year ago tonight we lost Armon Gilliam (at 47 years old). …I had to step back from writing and just stare at that first sentence because even a year later it still seems unbelievable, like a really sad dream that you were relieved to wake up from, though of course, it demonstrates the brevity … Continue reading


God >

I’m comforted by the number of times the humanity and imperfection of God’s people is clearly seen. And they are told either by God or by His messengers, “Do not be afraid.  Do not fear.   Don’t let your heart be troubled.” When our own humanity and imperfection is most clearly seen, we have the same … Continue reading

how’s your prayer life?

A friend of mine recently visited a congregation in search of an evangelist. I was as surprised as he was when he shared the first question he was asked right off the bat. “What version do you use?  Nope.” “What is your stance about this?  Nope.” “What is your stance about that?  No.” The very … Continue reading

under the stars

Tonight was a refreshing return to days gone by for me. When our assembly concluded I was standing in my usual place, greeting everyone and sending them on their way at the start of a new week when one brother came and asked me to come with him outside. Earlier, the 124th Psalm was read … Continue reading