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Who knew?! A Link between Grace and Thanksgiving

Who knew that the word ‘grace’ is inextricably tied to Thanksgiving? But doesn’t it make complete sense that a psalm of Thanksgiving is the testimony to answered prayer?   Your Thanksgiving gathering will no doubt be so much more than the meal, but the specific giving of thanks for all the many blessings, the divine responses […]

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Remarkable Hagar and her insight about God

To say Hagar is remarkable because of her insight about God isn’t the first way we usually think of her.  Is Hagar one of those Old Testament Biblical figures you know because she was exiled from a home where her child was fathered by the head of the household? That was largely the context I […]

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How a Biblical painting can ‘gobsmack’ you

Have you ever had a painting ‘gobsmack’ you, catch you completely off guard? Maybe you can identify with growing up in a home where art was for everyone else.    Sure, there were school outings to local museums that were a nice diversion, but weren’t they more for those who could actually draw?! And then […]

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Two points you might not know about Genesis

Imagine having gone through one of the most challenging experiences of your life.  You might ask (like millions before you have), “Where was God in all of the mess/challenge/disaster”?   Now imagine that someone said everything that you had lost (health/spouse/freedom/job/etc.) does not spell the end.  Why?  Because there is a way out as you respond […]

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