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Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

Any serious study of the Bible includes some basics of Bible prophecy. There are, of course, the prophecies that Jesus: would be born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14), would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2), would be an heir to … Continue reading

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Choosing to Trust

I’ve been thinking about trust lately. It has been said that trust must be earned, and that once lost it is hard to regain. But it occurs to me that trust is a choice, and that sometimes we must choose … Continue reading

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Interesting Sayings

I’ve been thinking about interesting sayings the past week and how we pick them up. Several have come up in conversation with others recently. One of my favorites my mom used to say. “If I had my druthers . . .” … Continue reading

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critical spirit, Holy Spirit – A Poem

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the critical spirit that can creep into our thinking about others and even about church. In particular, I have been pondering the presence of a critical spirit in worship services, which is manifested … Continue reading

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Dancing with Joy – My Tuesday Three

I was on vacation all last week and did not have any time to read blogs, not even my favorites. I managed to post every day only because most of those posts were written and scheduled before I left. So … Continue reading

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Focus on the Inside

This morning one of my fellow bloggers posted a comment with a question about this quote from Friedrich Nietzsche: “The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.” She asked, “Are the Christians … Continue reading

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The Mercy of Our God Is Great

During this Christmas season, an idea for a post has been bouncing around in my head but it seemed something was missing. Today, reading a post of a fellow blogger, I came across a verse that seemed to tie the … Continue reading

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God Loves the Imperfect

Christians are often criticized when they sin, as if we are somehow supposed to be perfect. Perhaps that is due to the legalistic nature of some Christian denominations that spend all their time focusing on hellfire and brimstone, or because we … Continue reading

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Knowledge and Humility

“Every man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars.”  — Thomas … Continue reading

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