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Archive for April 2019

Let’s Raise a Toast

Over a decade ago, I was part of a ministry team that taught groups, planned events, and wrote curriculum. I wanted to grow as a leader and speaker for the ministry and told my husband I needed a group of people willing to give me their time and attention. I needed an audience who listened,…

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Mended: A Book Review

This is a different kind of Monday School today. I’ve read Mended and want to share it with you.
God used this book to soften my heart even more towards my daughters.

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The Rest of the Story

Three weeks ago I wrote about Gideon in Pardon Me. The beginning of Gideon’s story in Judges 6 highlights his weaknesses even after the angel of God called him a mighty warrior. Gideon was no mighty warrior. Not on his own. But God is El Shaddai. God Almighty. from Pardon Me The story gets better.…

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The Lamb and Shepherd

The Bible doesn’t say much about what happened on the Saturday of that first Holy Week. We know from the Gospel of Matthew that the chief priests and Pharisees asked Pilate’s permission to secure the tomb of Jesus to prevent his disciples from stealing the body and claiming Jesus had risen from the dead. We…

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Which Glory?

I’ve continued my Holy Week readings and now I am at Maundy Thursday or “mandate” Thursday. It was this day Jesus gave the new command. “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another”  John 13:34 A lot happened…

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Holy Week

For Holy Week, I’m reading through the Scripture which gives me a breakdown of what happened each day. Yesterday was Palm Sunday. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt as the crowds spread their cloaks and branches on the road ahead of him, and rejoiced, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the King who comes in the name…

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Splash

I read one of my favorite Bible passages yesterday and it was like I was reading it for the first time. Maybe it’s because I’m reading a different version but I noticed some words I hadn’t before. The passage is a prayer for the church at Ephesus……a prayer for strength and insight. “For this reason…

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Pardon Me

When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of…

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