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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.

a massive concept of God

The Word for today:Genesis 47:13-48:22 “Examine your faith!” We’re told, in 2 Corinthians 13:5, to examine our faith. So, go ahead, test yourself… It’s a little unsettling, isn’t it? I mean, what’s the standard? What does an ‘A’ in Faith … Continue reading

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shepherds need not apply

(written by Pastor Joe) The Word for Today: Genesis 46:1- 47:12 mark this: Genesis 46:34 —“…for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians.” Q- So the Egyptians don’t like sheep. What’s the big deal?A- The Bible doesn’t say that. … Continue reading

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God-reflexed

The Word for today:Genesis 45 mark this: Genesis 45:8Joseph, to his brothers: “So it was not you who sent me here, but God.” In a classic (1980’s?) television commercial for V8 Tomato Juice, an actor finishes another type of drink — … Continue reading

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close and closer

The Word for today:Genesis 44 mark this: Genesis 44:30-31 —“I cannot go back to my father without the boy. Our father’s life is bound up in the boy’s life. When he sees that the boy is not with us, our father will … Continue reading

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God of the ordinary

The Word for today: Genesis 43 God never appeared to Joseph. But His leading and shaping hand is more evident in Joseph’s life than anyone else in Genesis, many of whom God appeared to. In fact, there is no person in … Continue reading

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