Author Archives: M. T. Chamblee

Forty More Days, Day 19–Learning through Suffering

“He learned obedience through the things which he suffered” ~~Hebrews 5:8 I think every day about suffering, some days it is more intently than others, but every day nonetheless. Do you really? Every single day? I can hear you saying. … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 18–Wandering

It don’t look like I’ll ever stop my wandering. ~~James Taylor I feel like I’ve moved a lot over the past dozen years or so. I’m imagine people in the military, who often move quite frequently might smile at the … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 17–On Loneliness

After a long week, I am taking the night off and sharing a post from 2016 on loneliness. It’s an emotion I’ve known well over the years. On the journey of 40 days, we’ll experience a range of emotions. We … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 16–Days Like This

Mama said there’ll be days like this, there’ll be days like this, Mama said. Mama said there’ll be days like this there’ll be days like this, my Mama said.  ~~From “Mama Said, by Luther Dixon and Willie Denson I’m not … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 15–I Should Have Given Up Chocolate

What I remember about Lent from times past was that it was a time to give something up-like beer or chocolate or shopping. In other words, sacrificing something to acknowledge the sacrifice and suffering of Jesus. A few years ago … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 14–Once More With Feeling

Today has been one of those days. Almost nonstop meetings from 8:30 this morning until 7:30 this evening. Then the 45-minute commute home, cereal for dinner, and by the time I sit down to write, it’s already my bedtime. You … Continue reading

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Forty More Days, Day 13–A Wing and a Prayer

I’ve been thinking a lot about prayer lately. There was a time in my life when I prayed a lot. Formal kinds of prayer–sometimes in community, but mostly alone. I spent a lot of dedicated time, literally on my knees, … Continue reading

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