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10 Reasons my House is Messy

I love a clean house. But my house is rarely clean. I often think back to the days when I was single and my house was clean almost everyday. It was a rare occasion back in those days when the house was really messy. I find myself taking out my frustration over our messy home on my husband and my…

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Avoiding the Scoffer in Ourselves

For many years before I got married I worked as a Respiratory Therapist. One of the areas I worked in for a time was the E.R. It was terribly stressful for me. I didn’t handle the unpredictable nature of the emergency room. In the ER you never know what is about to role in the door and it felt like…

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Bible Study, Spiritual health, Suffering

Proverbs Week 1

I have a birdhouse hanging on my front porch. I really enjoy watching that birdhouse each Spring. We have house finches that come and nest there. It is a rustic little birdhouse that originally was simply the color of the tree branches that it was made from. A few years ago my children and my husband decided to paint the…

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Bible Study, Spiritual health

Leviticus Week 6

As I read the last two chapters of Leviticus this week I felt very sad. I read the chapters with such foreboding. I could see God wanting to pour blessing upon blessings upon his people, and yet I know what is coming. The Israelites did not make good choices. God wanted to bless His people. The people quickly lost their…

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Leviticus Week 5

The book of Leviticus is full of laws that at times seem difficult to accept in our culture today. There are several laws about sexual sin, laws about how the Jews were to worship God, even laws about how to harvest the land. In Chapter 24 we are given a story of a young man who was stoned because he…

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Leviticus Week 4: A Holy God

Learning to be holy These chapters of Leviticus cover some sensitive material. In our culture today it is not popular to say that homosexuality is a sin. Yet, scripture clearly tells us that it is a sin, along with many other sexual practices that we have come to accept as the norm within our culture. There are several popular TV…

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Leviticus Week 3

I will openly admit I was struggling with this weeks chapters in Leviticus. I was reading through the chapters and thinking how does this really apply to me today. So I did a little research. Not a lot of research mind you, but a little bit that actually helped me to grasp a few key elements that I feel are…

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Leviticus Week 2

As we have been working through the next five chapters of Leviticus I have been struck over and over again by the same point as last week. I do not take my sin seriously enough. This week I am seeing this theme along with a few other ideas. God cares about the details. God knows that we are NOT holy,…

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Leviticus: Week 1

  Leviticus is not an easy book. I will admit I wasn’t excited about diving into this book. While I was thinking about the book of Leviticus I was reminded of a Jewish lady I once worked with. I was talking with her about the old testament and made a comment about not liking to read Leviticus. (I was probably…

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Bible Study, marriage, Spiritual health

A Stubborn Heart

While studying Exodus Chapters 6-10, I was struck with all the terrible details that happened while Moses attempted to convince Pharaoh to release the Israelites. These chapters have been portrayed in powerful ways in many different media forms. More than once I have been caught in the drama of emotions that come from watching the horrors that befell the Egyptian…

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Disciples of Jesus

This week in our study of Matthew we have listened to Jesus teach about many things. One element of his teaching has jumped out at me several times. As disciples of Jesus we are called to serve those around them. Jesus isn’t telling his disciples that they will be comfortable and have an easy life if they follow Him. In…

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Bible Study, Suffering

A Bountiful Harvest

Have you ever had a garden? I have attempted to have a small garden several times over the past several years and my harvest is usually pretty pitiful. Last year I managed to grow a few radishes and some okra, but over all the harvest was small. There are many reasons why the harvest has been pitiful. A few of…

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