Category Archives: Pentecost

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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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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The (Other) S-Word, Part 3: Going into OT

As I said in Part 1 of this series, while the Holy Spirit came to stay at Pentecost, He’s been involved in the biblical narrative and the lives of human beings since Day 1 – literally. Having said that, there’s … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 2: Wind

Ruach. Pneuma. Spiritus. No, those aren’t magic words that Harry Potter could have used to turn Draco Malfoy into a mug of butterbeer, they’re the word ‘spirit’ in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. And what strikes me today about these words is … Continue reading

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The (Other) S-Word, Part 1: For the Birds

Spirit. Considering the significance and prominence of this word in the Bible, it’s a little surprising that I haven’t already explored this six-letter bombshell in the Words  series I began last January. In hindsight, it seems a little backwards that … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Wait

I’m not a big fan of waiting. I get irritated watching my Keurig machine brew a cup of coffee. I glare at the microwave for at least the last 15 seconds of pretty much any cooking time. And when my kids … Continue reading

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