Monday School

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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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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When Things Go Wrong

When things go wrong, don’t go with them. I’m not sure who said it, but I like it because it fits what I’ve experienced the past couple of weeks. My website has some issues and we’re working hard to fix them. I say “we” like I can do anything at all about a broken website.…

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Down in My Heart

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. …

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Press On

We’re still in the book of Philippians for Monday School. After Paul urged the church there to shine like stars in the universe in chapter 2, he urged them to press on in chapter 3. “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own,…

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Like Stars in the Sky

I’m six weeks into my study of Philippians but the 14th through 16th verses of chapter 2 are stuck in my head. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you…

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One Thing

Ready or not, here it is. The new website launched. It didn’t happen quite the way I wanted it to happen, but it happened nevertheless. I worked on the new website in all my spare time and, what feels like, time I didn’t have. My lunch hour, the minutes before a meeting, the time in…

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More and More

I began a ten-week study of the book of Philippians this week. I’m using a resource by Keri Folmar as a guide. Let me know in the comments if you’re interested in joining me in the study. I’d be happy to give you more information. Philippians is the inspiration of this Monday School and I…

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