Month: November 2021

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Between My Ears

But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. – Matthew 5:39 Allow me to comment about the “slap” that Jesus says we should endure. Here Jesus is speaking about personal slights of any kind. The slap (or the …

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Editorial, Health & Wellness, Food & Drink

Syncretism, two

God’s Word so often staggers me. Many times, this happens when I’m in a nook or cranny of the Bible; at other times, they are verses before the verses that I’ve prepared myself to be amazed. 3,200 years of relevance We find perhaps the single most important verse in the Bible in Deuteronomy 6:4: “Hear, …

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Where Shall I Go

How can we feel isolated while we are in a crowd? Why are we lonely after a Thanksgiving meal, or potluck supper, or family get-to-gather? What makes special events tax not only our energy but also our spiritual health? King David understood these emotions. He wrote, “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and …

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Enjoyable and Pleasant

“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17 Thanksgiving to God, helps to make us agreeable (enjoyable and pleasant) to all men (and women). – Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary Image by Sajjad Saju from Pixabay 

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Peace and Thankfulness

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 The above passage of Scripture was recently the Verse of the Day, on God’s timing is perfect. I needed that verse. This year I needed to be reminded to let …

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Blessed is Israel

God is not one who is like a gadfly (horsefly) that flits from here to there or seeks to bite and annoy first one and then another. Among the names of God are Elohim (My Creator), Jehovah (My Lord God), El-Shaddai (My Supplier), Jehovah Jireh (My Provider), Adona (My Master) and Abba (my Father). My …

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Between My Ears

“For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn” Ernest Hemingway Much lore now surrounds this six-word story, accredited to Ernest Hemingway. So much has been made of these six words that the story now stretches around the world with countless book clubs holding annual six-word story contests, with the first and most well-known contest in Key West, …

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A Question of Authority

How can you trust what I have written?

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