Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Jerusalem

This is short, to-the-point, and maybe fiesty. Where is all this garbage coming from that Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel? Certainly not the Bible.  Even if one were to look at the Bible as a dusty book of history, that person would know that Jerusalem is “the place.” I wonder what all those …

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Rick Husband, Russell O’Quinn and Me

That’s keeping distinguished company!  You’ll see why in about 400 words. Today I heard the testimonial of Russell O’Quinn and posted it on facebook because it is not only fascinating, but also educational.  The television broadcast, “Love Worth Finding” showed it and I heard only about twenty minutes of it.  The space program, since its …

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College and Identity

Recently there has been a push for the federal government and public college combination to become cozier that ever before.  The Executive Branch seems to think everyone should get to go to college.  Really?  Why? Once again, our leadership takes the biggest brush possible to make a sweeping stroke across the canvas of life.  Now, …

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Tolerance and Deference

Tolerance lies in the realm of longsuffering.  Longsuffering is close kin to deference. Deference?   What is that? It is a character quality that seems to have disappeared in our American culture. My dictionary defines deference as:  respectful submission or yielding to the judgment or opinion of another; respectful or courteous regard. The Bible describes such …

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Miriam

This isn’t exactly how my study guide for the lesson on Miriam looks, it is similar.  The guide has small “icon” picture guides for the three sections that did not copy over from the word document.  I have a guide for all the women in the OT and a few in the NT.  If you …

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“If it be possible. . .”

I had a pin cushion day today.  It seemed as if everyone and everything “needled” me.  The heat.  Blame it on the heat.  People are just more irritable when it is hot. That was not the answer. Blame it on . . . on what?  Exasperation set in and would not leave me alone. Then …

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Originally posted on A MINIATURE CLAY POT:
July 22 – a note of explanation I’ve tried to leave this post just as it was originally written because it was a heartfelt response after a very traumatic experience.  But I’m sometimes clumsy with words and even when I think I am writing clearly, there is always…

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Substitutions

Somewhere in the stacks of cookbooks I own, there is a little poem that starts with the line, “I didn’t have potatoes, so I substituted rice . . . and it ends with “my friend say you couldn’t beat it, but my family couldn’t eat it”  Or something like that. Sometimes the generic product is …

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Promises, Promises

Parents need to be cautious when making any promise.  Once the promise is made, a parent must keep it.  Keeping promises instills trust. This morning the news is reporting a mass shooting of movie goers.  It is a grim reminder of how little we know of “what a day may bring forth.”  (Proverbs 27:1)  I …

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Stop Slogan-Voting. Stop Hate-Voting. Stop Being Manipulated. Part 5. Hate-Voting = Using the Devil’s Weapons Instead of the Armor of God.

Stop Slogan-Voting. Stop Hate-Voting. Stop Being Manipulated. Part 5. Hate-Voting = Using the Devil’s Weapons Instead of the Armor of God..

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