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About Stand in the Rain Blogger

Trying to be who God made me, I am wary of my influences. I avoid the culture that surrounds me, for the most part. I soaked up that crap for 40 years. I am trying to replace the word of the world with the unvarnished Word of God.** I like people, but I like solitude just as much. Go figure.** I adore Jesus Christ. I am flipped-out, flamingly and fervently in love with Him. I count it a privilege to draw breath in His universe. All my springs are in Him.** I am crazy about my wife, Shelley. She outshines the sun. I can't help it if I'm lucky.** My heroes are my kids--Caitlin, Gwenlyn, Frankie, & Eddy. I aspire to be like them when I grow up.

one way or another

The Word for today:Luke 12:35-59 mark this: Luke 12:49-50I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is … Continue reading

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Dear heart,

The Word for today:Luke 12:13-34 Dear heart, I want you to know that I’m sorry for the things I put you through: Remember that girl in 7th grade? Remember the day it was snowing and the flakes settled on her … Continue reading

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through the rift

The Word for today:Luke 11:53-12:12 mark this: Luke 12:10And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. Theologians go on and on … Continue reading

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from the inside out

The Word for today:Luke 11:37-52 “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.”–Senator Everett Dirksen, sometime in the 1960’s Inflation and runaway government expansion have dated Senator Dirksen’s immortal quote. Today, our government throws around … Continue reading

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always greater than

(by Pastor Joe) The Word for Today: Luke 11:14-36 mark this: Luke 11:31 & 32…behold, something greater than Solomon is here….…something greater than Jonah is here. Jesus Christ is greater than anything we can know or think or imagine. But … Continue reading

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