Category Archives: Old Testament

The R-Word Part 2

Last time, we began exploring occurrences of the word ‘remember’ in the Bible: God remembering us, us remembering God and God’s promises, us remembering the past and remembering each other in our prayers. And then we came across a few … Continue reading

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Wine, Part 1

Wine is mentioned in at least 240 Bible passages, but this week I picked a new favorite: As she kept on praying to the Lord, Eli observed her mouth. 13 Hannah was praying in her heart, and her lips were moving … Continue reading

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In Want

If you know five passages of the Bible, chances are that Psalm 23 is one of them. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want… That’s how this iconic praise poem begins in the King James Version of the … Continue reading

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The O-Word

‘It’s not easy being green It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things And people tend to pass you over ‘Cause you’re not standing out Like flashy sparkles in the water Or stars in the sky’ – … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 10: Filled

Today is Pentecost, which according to some is the second-most important Sunday in the Christian year (after Easter). But in a lot of churches, it just feels a lot like any other Sunday. That’s too bad, and a lot of … Continue reading

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Li’l Abner

In Anatomy of a PsalmSong, I told you about my first encounter with a guy named Barry, who declared that I have the Spirit of David upon me – flattening me with a very unexpected and much appreciated blessing, despite the fact … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 5: Triple OT

In sports, Triple OT is both a blessing and a curse. When an NHL playoff game reaches a third overtime period, you know you’re watching history in the making. It’s epic, it’s dramatic. And yet, the fact you’ve arrived at Triple … Continue reading

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