I’m sure most people are well aware of the significance of the events currently happening in the United States. I don’t need to go into much detail; I’m sure you’ve been scouring news sites — or doing your best to avoid them. …

I have done my best (not well, all the time) to remove the stream of news and nonsense that has been ebbing and flowing this past half a year. There’s no benefit for your mind, your body, or soul to wade into a pool of fear-mongering and resentment (even potentially…

I have been spending the past few days thinking heavily on the massive, heart-wrenching crisis in Afghanistan. I am no expert in foreign policy or military matters, and I won’t pretend to fully understand or even communicate issues of foreign wars and decades-long alliance with a country fighting against darkness…

There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him…

This week, a great deal of drama was stirred up by a clique of Democrat members of Texas’ House of Representatives. Several members up and ran away, taking a private plane to Washington D.C., in an attempt…

The past few days in the One-Year have included a marathon of miracles from Elisha. One of the ones I have the most familiarity with came from today, in 2 Kings 5. It is the story of Namaan, the Syrian captain, and his miraculous healing in the Jordan River. Namaan…

I probably don’t even need to mention the elephant in the room that has dominated social media and news media for the past day and a half. A certain individuals emails may or may not have revealed some uncomfortable and angering details that many people across the country have been…

Therefore now let your hands be strengthened, and be ye valiant: for your master Saul is dead, and also the house of Judah have anointed me king over them. (2 Samuel 2:7)

I highlighted this passage from my One-Year reading this morning. I noted David’s grace and gratitude-filled and fueled…

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”

Jesus said this to his disciples, in His often-quoted and celebrated Sermon on the Mount — it is found in what we call the Beatitudes. Peacemakers seek out peace, they defend it, they pray for it, they long…

I was heading home from a walk late in the afternoon. I glanced at a flower sticking out of a wall of hedge on the sidewalk as I steered back to the light at the entrance to my neighborhood. I noticed a lot before the slight difference in the color…

This past week, as I’ve been journalling and finishing up the last of my schoolwork, waiting for grades, I have kept hearing and feeling an idea about myself. I have opened my ears to hear anything specific from the Voice I know well (and should listen to more!). I have…

Ben Davenport

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