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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.

churning lessons

(by Pastor Joe) The Word for Today: Proverbs 30 mark this: Proverbs 30:33“For as churning the milk produces butter,and as twisting the nose produces blood,so stirring up anger produces strife.” Tomorrow I am off to the farm with my family. … Continue reading

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Ouch! (I resemble those remarks.)

The Word for today:Proverbs 28, 29 “Proverbs” hurts. It makes me wince when I realize that the face in that mirror is me. Proverbs is the “James” of the Old Testament. The book of James casts a pitiless eye at … Continue reading

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the Son who listened

The Word for today:Proverbs 26:13 – 27:27 mark this:So listen, my son, to your Father’s instruction… (Proverbs 1:8, etc., etc. — see below) What does it all add up to? When you take all of the Proverbs and knit them all … Continue reading

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hiding in plain sight

The Word for today:Proverbs 25:1-26:12 The Bible, as has been noted in this space before, should be titled, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ,” because that is its sole purpose. That’s the quality of the book. But what about quantity? How much of Jesus … Continue reading

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I just ‘m.

The Word for today:Proverbs 24 Most of my life I’ve been pretty queer (if queer still means queer.) I’m pretty much a square, if you know what I mean. But you probably don’t. I was pretty groovy in my day, … Continue reading

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