Author Archive: theshepherdspresence

Job, Chapter 3

Last week I published just the core of my weekly study  from the Bible book of Job. This week I am publishing the entire handout sheet. I hope it helps in a practical way. Job is outside the city, isolated because he is such a messy sight, and in anguish of mind as well as …

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Seven Men and the Secret of Their Greatness (book review)

Seven Mean and the Secret of their Greatness, by Eric Metaxas, Thomas Nelson Publishing, Copyright 2016, 221 pages. This book is available in paper and ink, e-reader, audible, and is available in Talking Books which is run by the Library of Congress. Metaxas is so thorough in his research that I am drawn to his …

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Job, and the Pure in Heart

I posted this on my social media page yesterday and after considering it again today, decided to share it on wordpress as well.  We live in a day when creation is ignored unless it is an environmental, political issue.  God displays His power and outstanding (an understatement but the best I can do) ability to …

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A Wednesday Morning Doodle

As is my custom, Wednesday morning finds me leading a Bible devotional group at our local senior center.  It is one of my very favorite times of the week.  Nothing makes me happier than opening the Word of God and sharing what I have discovered.  As an interactive group, I learn from them and we …

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Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, Abortion

This title is right up front.  You know the subject and I am not trying to hide a single thing in a shadowy title.  These are old sins.  They have been around, I suppose, since the beginning of time. It didn’t take long for the fermentation process to occur and curiosity made mankind taste what …

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What Do You Think?

After all these years, I find myself repeatedly hearing my dad’s voice. He always, and I do mean always, looked for the best in people.  Maybe it is his gentle persuasion that taught me to look for the best also.  Now, he was not naïve, and neither am I.  There are evil people of whom …

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A Memorial Day Memoryo

After over 500+ posts, I find little to post so I dug up one from 2012 about a family member that fought for our country in the Revolutionary War.  It is family only by marriage, yet, I’ll claim him!  I found him on Ancestry . com several years ago. My mother’s brothers all served twenty …

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“Back when I was a child about a hundred years ago. . .”

My students probably heard me say that at least a hundred times or more over the four years they sat in my English classes.  I was the only teacher in the high school that allowed birthday celebrations in my class so of course, they made sure to celebrate my birthday royally.  One year a student …

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Doodling Around the Edges

Here’s a little secret:  if you call me and we talk for more than five or ten minutes, I am doodling on the nearest slip of paper I can find.  Usually I decorate the corners of a page, then work along the bottom and if the conversation gets extended, I decorate the entire circumference of …

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Beyond the Empty Tomb

I just saw an interesting picture of the scene from within the empty tomb looking to the outside.  Jesus, of course, had a vision for a dying world of mankind, but do we?  Unlike Christmas, Easter does not usually leave me with an emotional sadness that it is over.  Every Sunday is a resurrection remembrance. …

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