Tag: Bible

Celebrating the Women of Scripture: Junia

Happy Women’s History month! Scripture is full of examples of amazing, influential women leaders who loved and followed God. I wanted to highlight a few women in scripture that don’t get quite the same attention as Mary, Esther, or Ruth. First up, we’ll take a look at Junia. We meet Junia in Romans 16:7, in […]

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Learning to Hear the Spirit Through the Word

I had been a Christian for many years… almost 25 years. I was in what the Bible calls a “wilderness time.” Life was very hard. Ministry was very, very hard. Things were not working out at all the way I had anticipated. Conflict, tension, disappointments, being criticized, not feeling (even close) to being good enough… […]

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Shaped by God’s Good Words

We live in a time when we are ambivalent about or even opposed to sustained reflection, deep discernment, and lingering engagement about things that matter the most. We live in a time when distractions are constant, endless, intrusive, and powerful. (Like what we experienced during Black Friday – distractions, hectic pace, fast pursuits of the […]

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One Word Can Set Great Things in Motion

Especially when that Word is God’s Word. For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12) Humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. (James 1:21) ******** I […]

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The Truth Shall Set You Free

But first, it might make you pretty uncomfortable! And isn’t that the truth?! To the Jews who believed in him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32). Usually, we only hear verse 32: “You […]

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