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The Good Stuff

Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and all that is within me,    bless his holy name!Bless the Lord, O my soul,    and forget not all his benefits,who forgives all your iniquity,    who heals all your diseases,who redeems your life from the pit,    who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,who satisfies you with good    so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:1-5 ESV One of…

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You Are a Letter

This week’s Monday School comes from verses I first read and thought about years ago and ones I talked about at a women’s event. I’m thinking about these verses found in 2 Corinthians again. “You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from…

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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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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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Like a Farmer

Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.  You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast.…

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More Grace

I’m in the final week of my study in the book of James and past this portion, but I just can’t get these five words from chapter four out of my head. They’ve rolled around and around so much that I think I have to write about it. But he gives more grace. James 4:6a Chapter…

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Not A Lost Cause

Recently, I reread the story of the man among the tombs in Mark 5:1-20. My heart is encouraged again and again as I think about it. The same story in Luke 8:26-39 tells us for a long time the man didn’t wear clothes or live in a house. He lived among the dead. In isolation.…

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He Marveled

A few weeks ago I was reading in Matthew 8. 5 When he (Jesus) had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, 6 “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” 7 And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.” 8 But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come…

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