Tag Archives: Past

Everyone Has a Past; Everyone Has a Story

And Saul approved of their killing [Stephen]. But Saul was ravaging the church by entering house after house; dragging off both men and women, he committed them to prison. Acts 8:1, 3 (NSRV) Sometimes there is meaning not only in the … Continue reading

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The Thunder of His Voice on the Horizon

“At this my heart pounds     and leaps from its place. Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice,     to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven     and sends it to the ends of the … Continue reading

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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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