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The Huge 2-part Role of a Tiny Biblical Word

There’s a reason the adage ‘good things come in small packages’ got coined.  It’s true!  The tiny three-letter conjunction, ‘but’, in the Scriptures is a powerful example. Who knew that it has two profoundly different applications?   One looks back while the other looks forward.  How we use it determines much about how we view our […]

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The Unfolding Views of God (from Genesis)

This ten-minute video discusses how the idea of God in Genesis evolves.  “Yahweh”, first introduced in Genesis 2 as a rather anthropomorphic version of God, is also the God of Isa. 43 who offers such consolation and hope to Israel during the Babylonian Exile.  Does your idea of God evolve?  We discuss two of the […]

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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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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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