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Taking a Break

Since January 1, 2013, I have been posting to this blogsite on a regular basis--often daily. By God's grace, today's post is number 1455 and the site has had 21,000 views over these years. This past January 1, I published a suggested schedule for reading through the Bible "in chunks" during 2018. That schedule is here. I planned to write a weekly blog post about what I was...

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Learning to Relish Isaiah

Isaiah challenges us, but we can learn to relish this prophecy. Here's why and how to glean much from the prophet Jesus quoted frequently....

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Luke: the unlikely gospel writer

If we consider that the writer of the gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles was not Jewish but a Gentile and not a fisherman but a physician who never met Jesus in person (Colossians 4:14), we might expect his gospel to have a somewhat different flavor from the others. Our expectations will not be disappointed...

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When Kingdoms Fall

Kingdoms fall. So what should we do? Wring our hands and weep? It happened to Israel and Judah. What can we learn from their history?...

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Learning Contentment; Awaiting Glory

Our readings this week show that nothing in this world will ever completely satisfy us. But there is One who does fill our souls....

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Good Lessons from Bad Kingdoms

Ever wonder why we read about the failed kings of Israel and Judah? Are there good lessons from bad kingdoms? Yes, indeed! Read on and see....

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The Joy of Being in Christ

It is hard to exaggerate all the joy of life in Christ. Do you know what it means to be in Him? This theme runs through Paul's letters....

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Reflections on Reading Poetry and Proverbs

Mary and I recently took a drive through a scenic part of our rural Virginia county on a beautiful late Spring afternoon. We drove as slowly as was prudent in order to drink in the sights and smells of newly mowed hay fields, wildflowers and honeysuckle, cows and calves, sheep and goats, rolling hills and mountain peaks....

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David as King

The Bible gives us a rather in depth look at the life of David. We are fortunate in this because there are many great lessons to learn from one whose life would otherwise be an enigma....

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Emotions and the Imago Dei

Our emotions can be troublesome leading us down paths we later regret, but should we attempt to escape them? Or can they be redeemed by God for a good purpose?...

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