Come: Hungry Bible Study Chapter 7

  Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash   "Come" said the festive postcard tucked between bills and advertisements. I flipped the card over, expecting a sales pitch, but instead I saw the time, date, and place of a party, and I…

Satisfaction: Hungry Bible Study Chapter 6

Photo by Ian Taylor on Unsplash   Satisfaction with our lives rarely stays at the same level. We have brief high points, sometimes followed by plunges that take our breath away. Do you ever feel like your life is like a roller…
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Craving: Hungry Bible Study Chapter 5

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash   Craving is where I live, but perfect food is what I long for. The new birth brings with it a new appetite for Christ and the incredible gospel of his finished work for us. Many brand…

Food: Hungry Bible Study Chapter 4

Food is important for a study called "Hungry." Even when I have to serve leftover goodies, the spread needs to be impressive. OK, you're right. That picture wasn't taken at last week's study. It might not even have been taken in the…
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Wilderness: The Hungry Bible Study Chapter 3

Who has spent time in the wilderness? The real question is, who hasn't? We're not talking about backpacking along the Pacific Crest Trail, but wandering in circles through a wasteland. Even though spending time in the wilderness is…

Birth: Hungry Bible Study Chapter 2

  Photo by Hu Chen on Unsplash   Birth. It's the ultimate fresh start. When in your life have you felt like you needed a fresh start? When I switched schools for junior high, I remember thinking nobody knows me here...I…

Hungry Chapter 1: Hunger, The Whole Story

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash What is the whole story of our hunger? That's the topic of chapter 1. Last week's question, What am I hungry for?  is a helpful starting point for our sense of emptiness. It pauses our mindless…

Hungry Bible Study: Introduction

  Summer is a great time for a laid back Bible study. A new friend from Massachusetts chose Hungry for her Summer Book Club Study. She has invited me to join them on June 15 via FaceBook Live to encourage the women from around…

Clean or Dirty?: Applying Mark 7

Photo by Obi Onyeador on Unsplash   What makes you feel clean or dirty? In Mark 7 Jesus challenges our definition of "dirty" and shows us how he willing he is to make us clean. "I feel gross, really gross," a friend confided.…
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Why I Don’t Read My Bible

Why don't I read my Bible? Let's talk about why and what to do about it.