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Fear the LORD Who Gives the Rain

A couple of months ago I listened to a book which, at the time, I thought could be life-changing because it had adjusted a paradigm and refined a filter on one of those holy tension areas of being a follower … Continue reading

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The God of the Land

In the ninth year of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria, and he carried the Israelites away to Assyria and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. … Continue reading

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Nevertheless

To mess with Dickens’ well-known line . . . It can be the best of words, it can be the worst of words. The word? Nevertheless. It’s been over three weeks since they gathered to hear Ezra read from the … Continue reading

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An Ordinary Utensil, A Chosen Instrument

“Vessels of mercy.” That’s the blip that shone brightest on my radar after this morning’s readings. A vessel. Literally a household utensil. Ordinary, domestic gear. Nothing special. Nothing that’s going to set you apart. Just stuff. But when that vessel … Continue reading

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To What Lengths Would God Go?

There’s an irony in Jonah that has a way of making me smile. For example, Jonah self-identifies as a “a Hebrew, and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven” (1:9). Yet, when told by the God of heaven he … Continue reading

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The Abundance

Good thing I got a head start on my reading plan last week, ’cause I didn’t necessarily anticipate not getting into routine until the end of the first week of 2018. But a quick trip to the homeland consumed with … Continue reading

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