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Bless You! A Good Word

  "Bless you!" someone responds when they hear you sneeze. What do they mean? In generations past it was a good word. A prayer, actually. God bless you! May that sneeze be the only one, not the first one of many. However, in…

Vanished: The Day Jesus Disappeared From Our Eyes

The day Jesus vanished reminds me of a scene from the Lord of the Rings. Bilbo and his young cousin Frodo are celebrating their shared birthday with a lavish party. At the height of the festivities, Bilbo stands to give a speech that ends…
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Share: The Hungry Bible Study Chapter 12

  Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash   "Share" is the final session of our Hungry Bible Study. In this lesson we turn from "me" to "us." "Oh, yes," we might nod, "I know I'm supposed to share my faith with others." But do…
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Eat: The Hungry Bible Study Chapter 11

  Photo by Terry Jaskiw on Unsplash   Where do you eat? Do you eat more meals in your car than in your kitchen? There came a day when I realized I hadn't sat down to a meal in my home for over two weeks. It wasn't all…
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Shortcut: Hungry Bible Study Chapter 10

Photo credit   I've learned not to trust the words, "I know a shortcut." I was at a friend's house to pick up a meal she had made, but wasn't able to deliver. The house where it needed to be delivered was miles away through the…
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Cook: Hungry Bible Study Chapter 9

  Photo by Jason Briscoe on Unsplash   Cook is my metaphor for The Hungry Bible study, Chapter 9.   It's where we learn to assemble the ingredients of our "Prep" into a finished product. Cooking a meal is like telling…
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Prep: Hungry Bible Study Chapter 8

Photo by Caroline Attwood on Unsplash The Prep Kitchen is a food service business based on a hungry stomach and a shortage of time. You can purchase meals that have already been prepped--washed, chopped, measured, sifted--and simply combine…
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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…
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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…