Monday School

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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Anyway

God knew I’d doubt Him, but He’s faithful anyway. He knew I would mess up over and over again, but He’s patient with me anyway. God knew I’d judge others, but He’s compassionate towards me. He knew I would be puffed up, stubborn, and rebellious, but He loves me still. Jesus knew every dark thought,…

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Every Single One

I needed to know this today and I need to remember it forever. God is near to the brokenhearted. He cares about our pain and sorrow. You have kept count of my tossings;put my tears in your bottle.Are they not in your book? Psalm 56:8 ESV Is someone you love going through a difficult time?…

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Unshaken

Monday School is brought to you again by Paul, the self-described chief sinner, grace-saved apostle of Jesus Christ. I read a lot of Paul’s letters – it’s hard not to since 13 of his letters are books in the Bible –  so he inspires many of my Monday School thoughts. Actually this week’s passage is…

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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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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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