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Splendor and majesty are before him; Strength and glory are in his sanctuary Psalm 96:6 Sometimes I am embarrassed by the behavior of other Christians. Recently, I went to a secular organization’s information session because I was considering doing some volunteer work with them.  During the course of the session, several people started talking aboutKeep reading…

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The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!”  And the head cannot say to the feet, “I don’t need you!” 1 Corinthians 12:21 It really hurts to feel unappreciated.  It especially hurts to feel that you’ve done the best you could, and your best efforts are not enough, especially when you areKeep reading…

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“They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him.” John 8:6 The story of the woman caught in adultery is one of the more popular stories in the Bible.  Adultery is clearly wrong; but it irks me somewhat that I never really hear people mention the factKeep reading…

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“Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more . . . “ Mark 10:48 Have you ever had someone tell you not to be angry or not to cry?  I have.  It only made me more angry. I have come to the conclusion that a lot of peopleKeep reading…

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“They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 I really didn’t want to go to church on Sunday.  I was tired.  I had been tired for the past 2 weeks.  I thought I was just physically tired.  After a fewKeep reading…

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He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” Mark 8:24 I often wondered why Jesus didn’t heal this blind man, completely, the first time.  (Mark 8:22-26)  In his other miracles, Jesus healed the sufferer perfectly in his first try.  I think that this is a picture of the sanctificationKeep reading…

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“. . . and Naomi was left without her two sons and her husband.” Ruth 1:5 Someone told me that when we read the Bible, there are natural and spiritual things going on.  If I read a passage of the Bible, and it seems to be all about the physical – look for the spiritualKeep reading…