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We've settled in to the wicked kings that ruled over Israel once it split from Judah. We are currently during the reign of the infamous King Ahab. Elijah and Ahab have gone head to head as Elijah shamed and then had slain the 450 prophets of Baal who professionally served Ahab and Jezebel's court.

God has proven himself as real and Baal has been proven as silent and unresponsive.

Ahab is racing back to Jezreel to meet up with his wicked wife, Jezebel; but God blesses Elijah with the strength to overtake Ahab on foot and get to Jezreel first. This is where the story picks up in Chapter 19.

...continue reading "I Kings 19: The Lord is Our Shepherd"

I'm awake in the middle of night. Sadly, this isn't exactly a rare occurrence.

Also not rare, I can't get back to sleep because I'm angry about something and I am ranting about it in my head over and over and over.
I have had this problem my whole adult life.

...continue reading "Grains of Sand (from April 1)"

I'm still a bit under the weather with a chest cold, but the Bible tells us that by His stripes, His suffering, we can receive healing. I claim that healing and accept it.

Here's a sunrise picture taken from my door a few weeks ago, displaying the Glory of God.

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I woke up feeling pretty cruddy; I'm fighting a chest cold. Probably from being so busy before I left and then traveling.

I'm often amazed that God built a day of rest into each week. It's one of those things that really helps me to conceptualize that He really cares for us and knows what we need even more than we do. ...continue reading "Lent 2016: March 19, Day 39- Day of Rest"

Today was my first trip since I have become more serious about losing weight.  ...continue reading "Lent 2016: March 16, Day 36- Tangible Benefits"

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I have been fighting a serious weight problem for years now. But three months ago, I was told that we were running out of “easy fixes”; ...continue reading "Lent 2016: March 1, Day 21 -Report Card Day"