Crossroads…

Crossroads…

There’s a road near our home here in France that has significance for us. Actually, it’s an intersection on this road. A crossroads. About five years ago we decided to ride our bicycles on one of France’s many designated and well marked bike paths, #29. The path isn’t near to where we were staying that summer but we had an opportunity to house-sit further north so we took advantage of new areas to explore. As we continued on...

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Hypocrite

Hypocrite

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the term ‘Hypocrite’ and its meaning in today’s society. It is widely used to describe someone who pretends to be something which they are not, especially in order to deceive or gain respect or popularity. However, it is being used more and more to describe those who hold to Biblical truths against an ever-changing backdrop. Sadly, those who use the term to describe others are very often the ones who are more...

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Unnamed women of the Bible

Unnamed women of the Bible

As part of our rather eclectic look at the women of the Bible, we have decided to look at some of the unnamed women in the Bible. This thought came to me when I recently looked again at the story of the bleeding woman. There are many unnamed women in the Bible with important roles to play and lessons to teach us. We will look at two Old Testament women and two New Testament women. Pharaohs daughter Her part in the story of Moses is told in...

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The Eighth Commandment : Don’t steal

The Eighth Commandment : Don’t steal

You shall not steal. (Exodus 20:15 ESV) Even though the 8th Commandment is short and succinct, it addresses an insidious and pervasive sin that comes in many forms. There are countless things we can steal and numerous ways in which we can do so. I think most people would agree that we shouldn’t steal but sadly, theft is endemic to the human race. We don’t like to acknowledge that we steal and so we use an array of alternative...

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Praying for God’s family

Praying for God’s family

I’ve been reading through Ephesians lately. It’s one of those go-to books of the Bible for me. I can easily jump into any chapter, any verse and find wisdom for the day. I think a lot of that has to do with Paul’s mission to reach the foreigner, the alien, and count all as brothers and sisters once faith had bound them together. Ephesians is one of Paul’s prison letters, written to believers in Ephesus while he was on...

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