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What Do You See?

What Do You See?

“Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.”  Mt 2:2 I was blessed with great peripheral vision. It allows me to see things many people miss. My brother, on the other hand, was not. The difference in our range of vision was always an issue when we drove together. I would see an eagle flying far off to the side of the…

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Eclipsed Sight

Eclipsed Sight

“If it had not been the Lord who was on our side when our enemies attacked us, then they would have swallowed us up alive” Ps 124:2ff Yesterday, images of the solar eclipse dominated Facebook. They told an interesting story about individual encounters with the phenomena. The pictures captured our fascination with things that might happen. Will animals act crazy? Will cell phone reception be affected? In the days leading up to the eclipse, I heard someone marvel at how…

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Lord, Help Me See More Clearly

Lord, Help Me See More Clearly

“And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and his sight was restored.” Acts 9:18 What do you see when you look at the image above? My initial response was a large insect looking directly at me. However, after spending a longer time staring, I see two people sitting around a campfire with smoke drifting away. Then again, it could be a view looking down on the handle bars of a motorcycle.  The options seem endless. In 1921, Hermann…

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God is Watching Over You

God is Watching Over You

One Sunday afternoon, Pastor Bob, Peggy and I walked up 47th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn to enjoy the 5th Avenue Festival. We loved exploring the diversity of the people and the culture in the neighborhood. Sunset Park was a predominately Puerto Rican and Dominican neighborhood. We had all come to Brooklyn with some form of Minnesota roots. As we walked down 5th Ave, I noticed two police officers staring at us. Their stare was intense and unending. Finally, I…

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Trust Walks

Trust Walks

We used to do Trust Walks down the streets of Manhattan during the busiest part of the work day. One person would be blindfolded and another person would be the guide. The guide would direct each step without touching the blindfolded person. This presented an image of independence without compromising safety. It was interesting, once the ability to see was taken away, how much more aware one became of the world around them. Sounds which would have escaped sight, all…

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