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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.

self made man

(by Pastor Joe) The Word for today: Psalm 18:31-50 Wow,  some pretty impressive feats are noted in the second half of this Psalm. I know that we are talking about King David, but even he cannot “stand on the heights” … Continue reading

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in or out?

(by Pastor Joe) The Word for today: Psalm 18:1-30 mark this: Proverbs 18:10“The Name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” I still remember the feelings clearly. Anticipation. Nervousness. Excitement. Fear.I remember … Continue reading

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meet “the apple of God’s eye”

The Word for today:Psalm 17 mark this: Psalm 17:8Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. There’s a good Hebrew/Yiddish word–chutzpah–which means a display of brazen audacity. In Psalm 17, it seems … Continue reading

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if you think it’s about you, it never will be

The Word for today:Psalms 15, 16 The last time I ran the Boston Marathon was in 2003. The schedule is a little different now, but in those days, we’d get on a bus at the Boston Commons in downtown Boston … Continue reading

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That’s the Spirit! (part 2)

The Word for today:Psalms 13, 14 Yesterday we saw what walking in the Spirit is not. Today we’ll take a look at what it is: 1. Walking in the Spirit is a commitment to walk like Jesus did.As an example for … Continue reading

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