Quick, Slow, Slow

Quick, slow, slow doesn’t refer to the rhythm of a dance step. It’s a few of the words James wrote in his letter in the section I studied this week Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of…

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The Perfect Gift

Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.   James 1:16-17  I wondered if my study of James would connect with my Advent reading and now I wonder how I thought they…

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Get Ready

I was in my twenties before I heard then cherished the Christmas hymn O Come Emmanuel. For the first time I thought about the generations of saints who waited and longed for the promised Messiah. Since then I celebrated Advent a handful of times before I made it the central part of my personal celebration several…

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The Full Effect

I began my study of James during the Thanksgiving holiday. This is one of my favorite passages (another Monday School post featured it) and I see it in a new way for a couple of reasons. For the first time I noticed who the letter is addressed to and the ESV uses different wording I…

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Making Headway Painfully

We finished our last race of 2018. We did it together because it’s always better together. I thought of this verse over and over during the race: And he saw they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. Mark 6:48 ESV The wind wasn’t against us but the mud and obstacles were. We…

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Hello, I’m Marie.

I’m wholeheartedly devoted to learning how to live like it matters and passionate about encouraging others to do the same.
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