The Mercies of God: Jacob

Where is the god who can compare with you— wiping the slate clean of guilt, Turning a blind eye, a deaf ear, to the past sins of your purged and precious people? You don’t nurse your anger and don’t stay angry long, for mercy is your specialty. That’s what you love most. And compassion is…

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Wilderness Experiences

Ever since God banished Adam and Eve from the garden, we have all had to work through various seasons in the wilderness. The Bible doesn’t say “if” you experience this; it instead says, “when!” Listen to the Lord who created you, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are…

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Meeting at the well!

Where do men go to find a potential date, a woman they might like to marry? Where do women go? I’m grateful not to be in today’s dating scene. But I assume they meet over common experiences, church, work, hobbies. Maybe in coffee shops? Even online! Ron and I did not live in the same…

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Messy faith

Thinking about faith today … Our pastor has been preaching through Hebrews and we’ve landed in chapter 11, the “hall of faith!” Some folks you expect are listed there but there are some that are unusual, for example, Samson and Jephthah. When I read the story of Jephthah I am puzzled by God’s acclaim of…

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