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Hungry Chapter 5: Craving

Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Perfect food is what I long for, but craving is where I live.The new birth brings with it a new appetite for Christ and the incredible news of his finished work for us. Many new believers…
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Hungry Chapter 4: Food

 You've got to have good snacks at a study called "Hungry." Even when I have to serve leftover goodies, the spread is impressive.OK, you're right. That picture wasn't taken at last week's study. It might not even have been…
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Hungry Chapter 3: Wilderness

Who has spent time in the wilderness? The real question is, who hasn't? Even though the wilderness is a common experience, it's also strangely isolating.We talked at Bible study about what the wilderness is and how it feels. One woman…
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Hungry Chapter 2: Birth

 Photo by Hu Chen on Unsplash  Have you ever felt like you needed a fresh start?When I switched schools for junior high, I remember thinking nobody knows me here...I can be anyone I want to be! So I plotted my grand…
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Hungry Chapter 1: Hunger

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash "What am I hungry for?" That was last week's question, and it's a great starting point."What am I hungry for" leads us to the first level of understanding both our physical and spiritual…
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Hungry Bible Study: Introduction

 I'm going to be blogging about my book for the next 14 weeks, to supplement the weekly Bible study discussions at our church. You're invited to join us. Each week I want us to do three things:Open our hearts Open my…

Found In Him: When Hide & Seek Is No Longer a Game

Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash I love to play hide and seek. Yep. Even now as a grandmother, it's my go to game for my grandkids. Maybe even for my dog. There are so many versions. Peek-a-boo with the toddler in the high chair.…
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Hear Good News: The Preached Word

Photo by Dr Josiah Sarpong on Unsplash  See. Taste. Hear. God is so eager to give us the good news about Jesus that he uses all of our senses to do it.Reading our Bibles privately is one crucial way to take in his message.…
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Grace For the Mess

Photo by Jakob Owens on Unsplash  When do you need grace for the mess in  your life? Almost anytime, I'm sure. But for me it's Christmas.This year Christmas was crazy. Fun. Busy. But not pretty. I definitely needed God's grace…
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Hungry For Change

Photo by Geert Pieters on Unsplash I'm bracing myself for the crowds this morning at my local YMCA.I'd better get there early if I expect to get a bike for spin class. This time of year the sign up list is mandatory and usually…