Tag Archives: Past

Sometimes, You Have to Go Back

I am sending him back to you, and with him comes my own heart. Philemon 1:12 (NLT) Sometimes the words are impotent outside the context of the story. Philemon is one of the shortest books in all of God’s Message. … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Esther 8

The day chosen for this event throughout all the provinces of King Xerxes was March 7 of the next year. Esther 8:12 (NLT) Each May, the community where I live (Pella, Iowa) has a large festival to honor the Dutch … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Deuteronomy 32

Read up on what happened before you were born; dig into the past, understand your roots. Ask your parents what it was like before you were born;  ask the old-ones, they’ll tell you a thing or two. Deuteronomy 32:7 (MSG) … Continue reading

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Day 12: Things You Want to Say to an Ex

30 Day Blogging Challenge Day 12: Things you want to say to an ex. To all who can call me an “ex”: Yes, I do realize what a blind, self-centered, insensitive ass I was. I am so, so sorry. Please forgive me. I hope … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Matthew 2

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem village, Judah territory— this was during Herod’s kingship—a band of scholars arrived in Jerusalem from the East. They asked around, “Where can we find and pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews? … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Jeremiah 30

“This is God’s Message:    “‘You’re a burned-out case,    as good as dead. Everyone has given up on you.    You’re hopeless. Jeremiah 30:12 (MSG) The road rises and falls on this journey through life. There are peaks, and always there are very … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Romans 8

Image via Wikipedia So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 1 Chronicles 1

Adam, Seth, Enosh…. 1 Chronicles 1:1 (MSG) Reading through the trunk of our family tree today, I could not help thinking about Father's Day this past week. We are all a product, genetically, of our forefathers. We are all influenced, systemically, by … Continue reading

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