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Sun of my soul

A Christian sister, Leah Bird, recently captured this scene in Idaho Falls. It reminds me of words that saints sing: Sun of my soul, Thou Savior dear, It is not night if Thou be near; O may no earth-born cloud … Continue reading

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Prayer and teenagers

This banner can be seen along Pancheri across the street from Skyline High School.  Rumor has it that teenagers will be gathering next Wednesday on the school campus to pray.  Prayer takes us to our roots.  Prayer reveals trust in a living, loving … Continue reading

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The LORD’s Reign in Zion

I have been thinking about Jesus and Israel lately: First, I read all the articles in the recent Israel My Glory magazine (Sept./Oct. 2014), covering this theme, “The Evangelical Battle Over Israel“.  The inserted article, “Evangelicals Against Israel” by David … Continue reading

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My afternoon office

This afternoon, the west bank of Idaho Falls happened to be my office.  It’s a great place to work.  I studied to the backdrop of the constant sound of the falls, the beauty of white water cascading, and the intriguing … Continue reading

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The river in I.F. is looking beautiful, today

This is only a taste of what John saw that was so much better . . . And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the … Continue reading

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9/11

Leaning against the railing on a ferry out in the middle of the Manhattan bay, I pointed out the Freedom Tower to my family. We were just coming back from The Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island. As … Continue reading

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Greenbelt Trees

Take a walk around the Snake River Greenbelt in Idaho Falls.  You will see all kinds of trees:  Bechtel Crab, European White Birch, Ponderosa Pine, Green Ash, Horse Chestnut, Bur Oak, Deborah Maple, Little Leaf Linden, Crabapple, Eastern Cottonwood, Weeping … Continue reading

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Bad Tree / Good Tree

There are many people in Idaho Falls who are caught up with temporal bigness and outward success. It’s tempting. People naturally flow to that which gathers a lot of other people. Security in numbers. Assurance with affluence. Might to maintain … Continue reading

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Introduction

Back in the 1850’s, this city was nothing but an arid, desolate, sage-brush desert.  What became the key to what we have today in Idaho Falls?  It was men and women who learned to tap into the life-providing economy of the … Continue reading

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