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Archive for February 2019

Teacher, Teacher

She believed in me when I didn’t know what I believed about myself. She helped me see who I wanted to be. She looked me in the eyes and listened. She cared and I took her words to heart. I called her Mrs. Guthrie. We all did. She was the computer/word processing teacher and led…

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Cast Out But Brought In

I’m back in John 9 for Monday School. Last week I asked if we really see what we need to see. This week, I dive in deeper. John 9 is the story about the healing of the man born blind, but there’s more to the story. According to the text, the blind man didn’t ask…

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Do I See?

Lately I’ve focused my deeper Bible study on the texts taught at church on Sundays. We’re currently going through the Gospel of John and a few weeks ago, we were in John 9. It’s the story of Jesus healing the man born blind. As he (Jesus) passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And…

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The Bright Side

Yesterday was another damp and dreary day, but the evidence of spring is all around. Sometimes the bright side isn’t easy to see, but it’s there. It is there. Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings.Not all things are blest, but theseeds of all things are blest.The blessing is in the seed. from Elegy in Joy…

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But They Soon Forgot

This week’s Monday School is about a topic that’s been rolling around in my head for quite a while. Memory……remembering……reminiscing……..looking back….. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, so when I read in Deuteronomy yesterday morning it caused me to search further. The first part of the book is an historical account of Israel’s…

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Grace In Vain

Today is another Monday with a new verse rolling around in my head. I was in 2 Corinthians 6 and although I continued to read the entire chapter, I couldn’t get the last part of verse one out of my head. Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God…

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