Category Archives: adversity

Respect your elders

Christmas night I went off to my room and turned on the tv.  I found an old movie playing that was not very familiar to me.  It was from the 1930s and was about an older couple who have lost … Continue reading

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Return to Bethlehem

True confessions:  I had not read this chapter before Sunday and in fact, missed the class entirely.  So I can’t give you the benefit of any class discussions.  But I figured I could touch on the highlights from the book … Continue reading

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Visit to Elizabeth

Our focus this week was on Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, which took place immediately after her encounter with the angel.  The author makes several suggestions for why she may have made this trip, which would have taken more than a … Continue reading

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One example of guidance and healing

Our Sunday school lesson this week was drawn from several passages in the book of Isaiah.  It was primarily drawn from a book about how to understand the Jewish interpretation of the passages, as opposed to the Christian one.  I … Continue reading

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Valley experiences

We are up to principle 29 out of 30.  Last week’s was on not going it alone on your Christian walk.  Part of that sneaked into our discussion this week, the fact that the early Christians were mostly Jewish and … Continue reading

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Effects of 9/11

I wasn’t planning to post on this topic at all.  Honestly, when everyone started talking about the 10th anniversary, my first thought was, “give it a rest.”   But I can’t escape it, since references are everywhere.  Some rile me … Continue reading

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Okay, I’m going to take a stab at this one, although our class was rowdy and got started late, so they were still going when I left.  Also, the leader of the day had a long list of scriptures on … Continue reading

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