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What’s the Point of a Big Black Bible?

Big black Bible, why own such a large book? Martin Luther, Lutheran Study Bible, gloss of text, notes at the bottom of the Bible

We own a Big Black Bible. We purchased it a year ago. I’m surprised how much I like it. The connotation, of course, is of an enormous, threatening leather-bound book that could hurt someone. Alas, ours could, but that’s not why I wield it. I read it because of all the notes. It takes a […]

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Joy in Serving the King

Joy, joy in serving the King, God, spiritual growth, faith, Bible, Bible study, Jesus, forgiveness, missionary work, missions, self-sacrifice

“There’s joy in serving the King. Haven’t you heard that?” Kristin’s eyes met mine in the high school bathroom mirror. I was a new believer. I hadn’t heard that before. Her mother, however, taught my high school girl’s Bible study. Kristin would know. She spoke those words 44 years ago, and they have stayed with me […]

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A Conspiracy of Breath–the Writing of Hebrews?

favorite books, 2017, Martin Luther, A Gentleman in Moscow, Hillbilly Elegy, Wonder, A Conspiracy of Breath, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, Many Sparrows

I recently savored my friend Latayne Scott’s new novel A Conspiracy of Breath. It provides an interesting answer to the question, “Who wrote the New Testament‘s Book of Hebrews?” Scott believes it may have been a woman named Priscilla–the wife of a man named Aquila. She makes a compelling argument in a beautifully written work […]

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How to Choose a Fall Bible Study

Bible Study, how to choose a Bible study, what Bible book should we study in the fall? God's will, teaching Scripture, Bible study choices.

“How will we choose our fall Bible study?” My co-teacher stopped in the aisle of the Christian book store. “Shouldn’t we pray?” “I assume you have been praying,” I said. She nodded. “Is there a study in particular you want to do?” “I didn’t really get an answer,” she said. “Maybe we should pray again?” I shrugged. […]

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Missionaries in Nicaragua–Providing Sight!

Missionaries Nicaragua, church, eyeglass mission, Sabalos, Rio San Juan, Rotary, ptergiums, cataracts, St. Mark Lutheran Church, Santa Rosa

A group of missionaries from our church recently visited Nicaragua. My husband and I participated in the same eyeglass ministry in the Rio San Juan region six years ago. (You can read the seventeen posts I wrote about the 2011 experience starting here). The latest mission marked the eleventh year of providing a rudimentary eye […]

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