Shoeing

“Shoeing” is the act of throwing your shoe at someone in a public context.  The intent of the action is to shame the person as a protest over something shameful they have done.  Shoeing is an ancient practice (Psalm 108:9) which has taken off in modern times.  Since 2008 there...

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Strong & Courageous

Did you know that the phrase ‘Be strong and courageous’ occurs 16 times in the Bible?  What could be so important about this command that it is repeated so many times?  Here are a few examples showing the different flavours of this command. When General Joab was surrounded by enemies...

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Gleaning

What is “gleaning”?  Gleaning is an invention of God Himself. 22 When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and for the alien: I am...

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Young & Strong

As I get older everything in life seems more of an effort. No matter where I walk it is always up hill.  I no longer take work home at night because I know I cannot think clearly as I did years ago.  Oh to be young again, when my knees...

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Creative Words

While I was doing my daily Bible reading I came across this Bible verse. “I have put my words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of my hand I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say to Zion,...

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Stumbling

The one thing you will experience this year is sin.  This year you will either stumble or cause someone to stumble.  How we respond to stumbling is crucial and Jesus has things to say about this in Luke 17:1-10. “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and...

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Rebuke

What does the word ‘rebuke’ mean?  According to the dictionary ‘rebuke’ means ‘to express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behaviour or actions’.  Being rebuked is hard as it exposes our short comings; and no one likes disapproval.  Yet giving a rebuke can be just as hard...

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Young and Strong

As I get older everything in life seems more of an effort.  No matter where I walk it is always up hill.  I no longer take work home at night because I know I cannot think clearly as I did years ago.  Oh to be young again, when my knees...

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Daily Bread

When you pray the Lord’s prayer, have you ever wondered what Jesus meant when He taught us to pray, “Give us our daily bread”? I have heard people say that God gives us what we need and not what we want.  While this sounds true, it does not really reflect...

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, Two days which should be kept free of fear and apprehension. One of these days is YESTERDAY, With its mistakes and cares, Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains. YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control…....

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