A Closer Look

23Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalm 139:23-24)   It’s amazing the things you miss until you take a closer look. Last week we finally completed our raised gardens. It was

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Admit The Problem

  “Go, proclaim this message toward the north: ‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will frown on you no longer, for I am faithful,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will not be angry forever. Only acknowledge your guilt— you have rebelled against the Lord your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods under

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Sweeping Up The Hidden Pieces

He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light. Job 12:22 Months ago we had broken some glass on the porch. My husband had cleaned it up and was sure he had swept up all of the pieces. A couple of weeks ago as I was moving some furniture

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When Bad Things Happen

14 and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, 15 when the Sabeans raided them and took them away—indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 16 While he was still speaking…17 While he was still speaking…18 While

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Obeying When It’s Hard To Obey

Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if

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