Archive for June 2019

Truth Seekers

This month’s Here’s To You is a nod to the team of people who made an old story new again for millions of us who need to hear it. White Lies is a serialized podcast about the murder of James Reeb in 1965 in Selma, Alabama. More than that, it’s about what happens when an…

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He Knows

My oldest daughter and I began a Bible study called No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ by Kelly Minter. For the next several weeks, my Monday School thoughts will be from the study. A week into it and I know this one is life changing. I’ve read the story of the Israelites in…

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The Whole Thing

The word of the Lord is the overall theme of Psalm 119, but I notice other themes as I read it. Last week, I wrote about God’s steadfast love. This week, I see the author write about the heart at least twelve times, and six of those describe the heart as whole. A whole heart…

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Steadfast

This month I’m reading Psalm 119. It is the longest single chapter in the Bible, containing 176 verses. Its author is unknown, but scholars suggest that David, Ezra, or Daniel wrote it. The psalm is written as an acrostic poem. The verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of each of the Hebrew…

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Three Days In

I like to think of myself as a grateful person, but I realize I’m more like the people in this story than I want to be. Three days. That’s how long the people of Israel traveled before they complained. The first part of Numbers is about censuses, assignments of duties, march formations and camp set…

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Down To the Beach

I found a round stone or two and plenty of shells, though not the kind that sing. I saw no starfish or horrible thing on the beach, unless the dozens and dozens of crabs or the piles of seaweed count. But we played and lounged. We laughed and rested. Now we go back to our…

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