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“Then I came by”

The phrase struck my heart. I was reading in Ezekiel where the Lord was going through the birth and life of Israel and how Israel started out as an abandoned newborn baby. The Message translation says, “No one cared a fig for you. … You were thrown out in a vacant lot and left there, …

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The Road Outside My Door

Bilbo: I’ll be fine. Just let me sit quietly for a moment. Gandalf: You’ve been sitting quietly for far too long. Tell me. When did doilies and your mother’s dishes become so important to you? I remember a young hobbit who was always running off in search of Elves in the woods. He’d stay out …

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Just Waitin’ On You Dad

Father’s Day is this Sunday. These type of celebratory days are great for some people and really hard for others. Great if you have a dad, or a significant father figure in your life: Hard, sad or depressing if your father has passed away or if you never had a father figure in your life …

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Back to the Basics

In John 25, Jesus heals a blind man and some of the Jewish folks marched the now seeing man before the Pharisees whose perfunctory behavior was true to form: “obviously Jesus cannot be from God because he didn’t keep the Sabbath.” Talk about missing the big picture! They were always focusing on the wrong things. …

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Is everything sad going to become untrue?” Prayers for Oklahoma

Is everything sad going to become untrue?” A few years ago my husband, Larry, read Tim Keller’s book ‘The Reason for God’ and I wanted to share some of his thoughts from the book on suffering as it relates to the joy of heaven. In light of the recent tornadic devastation in Oklahoma, I think …

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“He was one who lived expectantly, on the lookout …”

I love that: “one who lived expectantly, on the lookout for the kingdom of God.” I think that was difference between Joseph and the other members of the Jewish Council. He was LOOKING for God and expecting that He would be at work! All the members of the Jewish Council were well versed in their …

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