God in the Book of Esther

Esther teaches God's Sovereignty Queen Esther, I clearly remember the picture from the preschool Sunday school class. Esther was magnificent in her royal robes, adorned with lots of shiny jewelry and

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Nehemiah - ". . . think on these things."

In the book of Nehemiah, when Israel returns from exile to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls, they begin to understand how God wants them to change. Or do they?Let's look back at why the Israelites were

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Why I Love Lamentations

    Lamentations 3:31–33 (ESV)           31 For the Lord will not                         

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Prophet Sharing

  So there I was, nearing the end of my 1st grade school year. Every day of that year my first grade teacher had nourished each member of this small-town public school class of kids as if they we

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The Song of Songs: A Field Guide for Husbands

My wife, Julie, and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary in August. That is 10,950 days filled with countless moments that were sometimes tender and sometimes tense. It is the joy of wedding

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Wisdom is Calling

Psalms 1-2 and Proverbs 1-6 Originally, I planned to do two writings to cover these eight chapters. Then I noticed that there are many similarities in the first two Psalms and the first six chapters o

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Is it OK to Question?

In the previous post, Ken Smith pointed out that Job teaches us about suffering and how to help people who are experiencing it. Listening is good. Telling them to repent for they MUST have sinned is n

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Job - Suffering Through Loss

I remember where I was standing when I got the phone call in July 2007. Our daughter-in-law, Erin, was in a coma in the Huntsville hospital ICU after a boating accident on Wheeler Dam Lake. We rushed

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More Than a Fish Story

When I was a kid, I loved the Bible story of Jonah. Maybe I was a sucker for a good fish story. A prophet on the run from God climbs aboard a boat full of unsuspecting sailors. One hurricane and an in

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God's Judgment

As we start reading through so many different prophets, have you ever thought about how wonderful it would be to be a prophet of God? How exciting to have God's word come through you providing a sense

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We Shall Return

Isaiah 43-45 is a microcosm of the history of God and the nation of Israel. God's people sin and disobey, yet God redeems them again and again. This particular passage is interesting in that it is wri

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Isaiah: The Fifth Gospel

In our Re:Read challenge we now come to the Prophetic books of the Bible. Isaiah is the first and, along with Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel, one of the Major Prophets. They're called Majo

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I & II Kings Trivia

There is so much going on in I & II Kings that it is hard to narrow down to just a few questions.  I & II Kings Trivia QuestionsQ1: Who was Solomon's mother?a. Bathshebab.

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God's Home

 Chocolate lovers may want to skip the first paragraph, but then again, chocolate lovers may have the greatest appreciation for the first paragraph. My wife, Cindy, is an amazing cook, especially

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I & II Samuel Trivia

I am a little late on I & II Samuel Trivia.  How much do you remember?  I & II Samuel Trivia Questions Q1: Who was Samuel's mother?a. Hannahb. Deborahc. Delilahd. RuthQ2: Where did H

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Be Still and Listen

 There are a lot of influences that make an impact on the development of your faith when you are young. Most of those influences come from people who are important in your life. Their faith is co

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Seek His Kingdom

"For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you." Luke 12:30-31First Kings brings

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The Power of Redemption

My husband and I always joke that it's a good thing we didn't meet in elementary school. Let me explain: Billy was the kid notorious for pulling cards, talking out of turn, and being the life of the p

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Judges and Ruth Trivia

Thanks for continuing with us on this blog.  I pray that it is helping as we read through the Bible this year. Judges & Ruth Trivia QuestionsQ1: After the death of Joshua, what tribe was sent

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Ruth: Short Name, Interesting History

Ruth. Her simple name and her short story make our minds go in so many directions. We think mothers-in-law, widowhood's losses, sheaves of wheat, moving to strange countries, working in a hot field. T

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