Author Archive: theshepherdspresence

A Saturday Morning Doodle

I am enjoying a cup of coffee. I just finished reading the book of Revelation. All the trouble of the Tribulation is past, and Heaven opens. No more night. Ever. I once worked for a man who was a type A personality. With him it was work, work, and work some more.  I once said, …

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Hezekiah’s Obituary

If you look back in the archives of this blog you will find this published in 2014.  I drag it out because in preparation of a lesson on Psalm 46, once again I am reminded of the life of Hezekiah.  Psalm 46 is not of Davidic origin.  It may well have been written by Ezra, …

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Shoes, Sports, and Human Rights

Slavery was far above a culture issue.  It was a human right’s issue.  When our young nation deemed a slave as a mere two-thirds of a person and denied a slave the right to vote, that was a human rights issue.  Jefferson and others of the founding fathers tried to sweep the issue under the …

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Doodle Bugging. . .

My mind has doodled around with the idea of just starting a blog site of Doodle Bugs or something like that, but then I’d have to start all over with viewers so I always abandon the idea. The point is, there isn’t enough material to produce 500 words on a single subject, yet it can …

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Reservation for my Destination

“Cathy”, I started my conversation, “where am I going on the tenth of October?” I was calling the dispatch center of our local Senior Services.  My eyesight does not allow me to drive and often time, the local senior services in my town gets me places. Cathy, said, “Well, you are going to Midwest Eye …

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Slender Reeds: Jochebed’s Hope (book review)

Author, Texie Susan Gregory, tells the story of the mother of Moses in this 422-page Biblical history novel.  I found the book recommendation on a Christian book site.  Copyright is 2016 by eBook editions:  Adobe Digital Edition. The story moves painfully slow, and it is packed with details of Egyptian customs of the time of …

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No Man Knows the Hour

Back to shorter devotional thoughts.  I am through with the book of Job.  If you missed some of the studies, you can search by keyword Job to find them The disciples questioned Jesus on His second coming, but He told them no man knows the hour. “Be ye ready. . .” was the reply. Last …

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Job Commended and Restored Chapter 42

I didn’t post last week’s hand out because it needed some editing and I just never got around to it.  I hope there is sufficient review in this post.  If you have questions, please ask in the comments section. The description of a patient person as “patient as Job” is cute and portrays an extremely …

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Job and Elihu

Let me testify that while studying and producing these lessons through Job, Satan has been busy raising a ruckus around me.  I have been twisted, stretched, and wrung out.  I wish I could say that like Job I have remained cool and collected through it all.  Not at all.  Frustration, hurt feelings, and heartbreak seem …

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Words: A Doodle

\Job will resume for those who have been following those guides.  I will have two small insertions before the next study guide comes along. We have an interruption in the schedule. A baking potato gave me some insight this morning, so here it is. “O be careful little tongue what you say. . .” was …

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