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No Tape Measure Needed

“For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” Galatians 3:27 (NIV)

There is nothing quite like clothing to bring a grown woman to her knees. A simple closet-moving project had left me on the ground, clutching a cold metal tape measure to my chest.

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In the Waiting, God is Working | A Look at Ruth 4:1-4

Wait. This one word has the power to steal my breath and leave me eager to exhale when faced with an uncertain future—especially when the power to steer the situation lies outside my control.

Naomi’s last word of instruction to Ruth was wait. Boaz promised to handle the redemption of Ruth and the redemption of Naomi’s land by day’s end. (Ruth 3) This must have brought some relief to Ruth’s desire for a stable future for herself and Naomi. But how disheartening to hear another redeemer, a nearer relative, someone she knew nothing about, had first dibs ahead of Boaz.

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What Pushes Your Buttons? A look at Luke 4:16-30

More aligned now than ever to what we believe is true, it doesn’t take much to be set off by issues near and dear to our hearts. After years of inhabiting pandemic-pressured lives, lines have been drawn that dare not be crossed. These boundaries, firmer than ever, leave us quite intolerant, insensitive, and reactive—a perfect environment for everyone’s buttons to get pushed. I don’t think any of us can say we are exempt from this shift of allegiance, especially in our closest relationships.

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Hosea: A Story of God’s Uninterrupted Love

Why study Hosea?

Perhaps to be held captive by the prophet Hosea as he walks out his call from God. A request that entails him marrying a prostitute who just won’t quit her job.

Things seem to go from bad to worse for Hosea and God’s people. Many see this old book as all gloom and doom, a story that journeys deep into the darkened hearts of God’s people. Yet, God’s amazing grace through Jesus Christ always finds a way to interrupt darkness. The book of Hosea is no exception.

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Advent Through the Hymns of Luke’s Gospel

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more …”– Dr. Seuss –

The time between testaments was a period of deep longing for the people of God. They were waiting for the promised Messiah to arrive -but all they heard was silence. Even though they could not see it, God was busy at work preparing the perfect setting for the revealing of His promised one in the most unexpected way.

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