Month: May 2022

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Revenge

I’m about to suck the joy out of your favorite movies, TV shows, and books. I take no great pleasure in my task, but I would fail to teach the whole Bible if I didn’t address this topic: revenge. I’m going to assume that you are not a serial killer, nor have you “done in” …

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Between My Ears

Sometimes, I come across a passage in God’s Word that compels me to stop reading and meditate on those words. I’m sure you experience the same thing. Well, today, I was reading in the Psalms when I came upon this verse: “Precious in the sight of the Lord      is the death of his saints.“ Psalms 116:15 …

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Willing to Yield to Others

My wife and I play a card game with some friends about once each month. The game is called “Hand and Foot.” It’s an exciting game, in part, because it is not directly competitive, unlike so many card games. You don’t directly play against the other team. Instead, you and your partner play to earn …

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Rock News

Dear Reader, In an effort to improve Rock Excavation Service, I have merged rockexcavationservice.org with rockexcavationservice.wordpress.com These two sites have always had (nearly) the same content. So, you can use either URL as they both will bring you here! Sincerely,Gary Image by Markus Spiske from Pixabay

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Between My Ears

If you have ever listened to a classic rock playlist or radio station, you have probably heard the song “We Are Family,” sung by Sly & the Family Stone. It’s a catchy toon. For believers, we are family. The old saying, you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family is true about …

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Holy Spirit Boldness

You remember in the Bible where the Apostles Peter and John were arrested because the Jewish leaders were very disturbed by the Apostles’ teaching that through Jesus there is a resurrection of the dead.(Acts 4:2) The two Apostles were thrown in jail, and the next day, the guards brought them before the “council of all …

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Between My Ears

Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Ecclesiastes 11:5 NLT Oh how often we want to know the mysteries of God. When we are crushed, we cry out to …

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Between My Ears

In the 1957 TV show, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” there is a funny exchange of words between Lucy and the actress, Tallulah Bankhead: Lucy Ricardo : Are you asking me to leave?Tallulah Bankhead : ‘Throwing you out’ would be more appropriate.Lucy Ricardo : Let me tell you something, Tallulah Bankhead, I’ve been thrown out of …

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God Changes Things When We Pray

Christian theology teaches that there is a separation between the work of God and work performed by things, people, and events. God’s work is called the Primary Cause – He made all things, seen and unseen, and maintains all things (Colossians 1:16-18). The actions of things, people, and events are called the Secondary Cause – …

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Eternal Value

One day, shortly after my wife and I married, I opened the door to my small print shop, looked out on the traffic whizzing by, and prayed something like this: “Father, I need to do something that has eternal value.” I was tired of working hard to make things with immediate value but didn’t seem …

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