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Mother-in-law…

Read – Ruth 3 Focus on verse 1-5 The stereotypical picture of a mother-in-law in our culture is typically not a pretty one. If I were to describe it in Disney characters, it might be somewhere between Cruella DeVille and … Continue reading

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The Power of Love…

Read Genesis 29 Focus on verse 20-25 Seven years seemed but a few days because of his love for Rachel. Such is the power of love. Apparently it also blinded Jacob to the deceptive nature of his soon-to-be father-in-law Laban. … Continue reading

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A Family Divided…

Read Genesis 25 Focus on verse 28 Jacob and Esau were twin brothers but were hardly identical twins. As is often the case with siblings they were as different as night and day in nearly every way. When the boys … Continue reading

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Welfare…

Read 1 Timothy 5 Focus on verse 9-10 In the New Testament culture of early church history, the social safety net looked a little different than it does today. I do not believe there was any government financed welfare system … Continue reading

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Chosen!

Read Luke 3 Focus on verse 22-23 I have a friend who was adopted as a child. While the questions of why the birth parents gave up their child, and who they might have been were never really adequately answered, … Continue reading

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A Father’s Heart…

Read Malachi 4 Focus on verse 5-6 More than a few studies in recent years have indicated that the absence of relationship between a child and his or her father has a profoundly negative affect on the ability of the … Continue reading

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Read Psalm 127 Focus on verse 1 I can build simple structures. My building experience began many years ago when I built a crude chicken coop to house my first agricultural enterprise…five chickens. The build was a success as all … Continue reading

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