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Bible Questions / Study / Lord of the Sabbath
« on: Today at 05:22:24 AM »
Lord of the Sabbath

I have loved rules. Many times, I have stood in fields of abundance but have noticed only rule infractions. But among Christ’s many names, none of them is The Lord of the Rules.


Source: Lord of the Sabbath

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Bible Questions / Study / Refugee
« on: August 23, 2019, 05:31:28 AM »
Refugee

Many of us have been thinking and talking about refugees. And many of us who think and talk about refugees have options for staying safe. May those without options find mercy.


Source: Refugee

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Bible Questions / Study / Wrapped Around a Rock
« on: August 22, 2019, 11:10:21 AM »
Wrapped Around a Rock

Pinyon pine trees in northern New Mexico have roots that are 20 feet long, curling around rocks to hold them against storms. What are our lives wrapped around and holding onto?


Source: Wrapped Around a Rock

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Bible Questions / Study / Render the Tender
« on: August 21, 2019, 05:00:38 AM »
Render the Tender

It’s said that life is God’s gift to us and what we do with life is our gift back to God. I take it a step further: My life belongs to God. My life is God’s currency in the world.


Source: Render the Tender

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Bible Questions / Study / Scoffers? Pshaw. Scoffers are losers.
« on: August 20, 2019, 05:08:59 AM »
Scoffers? Pshaw. Scoffers are losers.

What if we could disagree with someone and still treat them with respect? If we could be angry without belittling others? If we could remember that God loves the person we’re scoffing?


Source: Scoffers? Pshaw. Scoffers are losers.

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Bible Questions / Study / The Blessing of the Darkness
« on: August 19, 2019, 05:25:21 AM »
The Blessing of the Darkness

Even as communities lose their rights and neighbors flee their persecution, the depths of our commitments to each other are gestating in the great womb that promises new life.


Source: The Blessing of the Darkness

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Bible Questions / Study / A “Grown Folks’ Conversation”
« on: August 18, 2019, 05:14:04 AM »
A “Grown Folks’ Conversation”

The life of our faith and the life of our nation are dependent upon those who have experienced joys and pains, agonies and ecstasies, sharing with those who do not yet know.


Source: A “Grown Folks’ Conversation”

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Bible Questions / Study / What the Story Is About
« on: August 17, 2019, 05:09:17 AM »
What the Story Is About

I’ve believed that I deserve life’s storms. I’ve believed it serves me right. And I’ve known the feeling of relief when adversity subsides, when the end allows me to begin again.


Source: What the Story Is About

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Bible Questions / Study / Hide and Seek
« on: August 16, 2019, 05:27:00 AM »
Hide and Seek

Notice to notice. Remember to remember. Pray to pay attention and to appreciate—knowing that such a prayer is already and regularly granted.


Source: Hide and Seek

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Bible Questions / Study / But Which Tune?
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:11:26 AM »
But Which Tune?

Music helps words soar above the everyday. Words help music sink deeply into our spirits. And there is no one version of the music and words that can be defined as “traditional.”


Source: But Which Tune?

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Bible Questions / Study / The Earth
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:00:01 AM »
The Earth

Many of us are understandably panicked about climate chaos. The earth has been torn asunder, violently shaken, utterly broken. But God can fix what is broken, with enough time.


Source: The Earth

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Bible Questions / Study / Big-Big!
« on: August 13, 2019, 05:24:15 AM »
Big-Big!

God is not just big, but big-big! Big-big enough to not be swayed by privilege. Big-big enough to fairly treat parentless children. Big-big enough for all to have what they need.


Source: Big-Big!

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Bible Questions / Study / Fire and Brimstone
« on: August 12, 2019, 05:30:17 AM »
Fire and Brimstone

I don’t know if God is still good. I suspect God’s righteousness is tarnished. But we’re called to keep searching for goodness—and for one another—through the fire and brimstone.


Source: Fire and Brimstone

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Bible Questions / Study / We’ve Come This Far
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:22:59 AM »
We’ve Come This Far

Take a moment today to give thanks for your heroes in faith. Take another moment to recall the twists and turns in your own journey, and how grace keeps pulling you forward.


Source: We’ve Come This Far

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Bible Questions / Study / The Story I Tell
« on: August 10, 2019, 05:09:18 AM »
The Story I Tell

When I tell a story of fear, I find plenty to be afraid of. When I focus on scarcity, there is not enough. But when I remember the story of love, I notice it’s unmistakably true.


Source: The Story I Tell

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Bible Questions / Study / Stop Scaring Bears
« on: August 09, 2019, 05:05:47 AM »
Stop Scaring Bears

God’s 'peaceable kingdom' between humans and animals is not for our entertainment. These days, the peaceable kingdom often needs us to leave the animals alone to live in peace.


Source: Stop Scaring Bears

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Bible Questions / Study / Silent God
« on: August 08, 2019, 05:11:37 AM »
Silent God

'Silence is golden,' but following God isn’t about silencing. It’s about listening. It’s about considering Something More Important. It’s about honoring the roar of God’s voice.


Source: Silent God

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Bible Questions / Study / It’s Not All Up to You
« on: August 07, 2019, 11:27:16 AM »
It’s Not All Up to You

Sometimes our not doing allows something to be done for us and in us that is far more wonderful than we might accomplish on our own through our striving and worry.


Source: It’s Not All Up to You

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Please Check Your Privilege, It’s Too Large to Carry On

As a white person, I carry privilege all the time.  Privilege of which I am not even aware. Privilege that just makes me want more privilege. It’s past time to check that baggage.


Source: Please Check Your Privilege, It’s Too Large to Carry On

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Bible Questions / Study / Free Range God
« on: August 06, 2019, 12:22:31 AM »
Free Range God

King David had misgivings about a “free-range God.” Quite often, so do we: preferring God to stay where we put Them as a mirror of our own values and biases.


Source: Free Range God

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