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Lanny Lancaster
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The King is Coming!
“Make straight in the desert a highway for our God Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill Made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain” How wasteful it seems to make a highway in the desert! Why would an...

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Go Jesus' way
         “no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s
hometown . . . They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow
of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the
cliff.   But he passed through the midst
of them ...

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Not me but you . . .
“Hold fast . . . because He who has promised is faithful.” Not my faithfulness But yours, O Christ Not my achievements But your grace Not my work But your work in me Not my agenda But your Kingdom Not me But you, eternally you!  

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A candle burning
There’s a candle burning in my heart It wants to touch the Holy It wants to commune with That which is immaterial That which is Spirit only There’s a candle burning in my heart That wants to embrace another With flesh on To commune with brother and sister I...

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The glorious cross
I sit this morning in front
of the crucifix I ponder the Passion of our
Lord His outstretched arms Reaching from one end of the
universe To the other His hands, nailed with blood
running down The blood of God Poured out for God’s people Blood that is pure a...

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“Wisdom cries out in the street; in the squares she raises
her voice.” so how do you discern wisdom in a culture of never-ending change? how do you discern wisdom in a make believe world where all you have to do is create a blog and suddenly you’re an exper...

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the forests
the forests are the last great hope for humanity why? because the forests have become the last place that we can hear the voice of God with all the buzz with all the noise with all the voices with all the blah, blah, blah with all the yelling with all the s...

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i am stuck
i am stuck somewhere between beauty and asceticism i am stuck somewhere between grace and karma i am stuck somewhere between this world and the next i am stuck somewhere between your eyes and the open sky i am stuck
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