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November 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Elements of the Blood (A Sestina)



 

Elijah's challenge at Mt. Carmel stood above religion.

Though the prophets of Baal ritually shed there own blood,

Elijah's altar, drenched in a lavish baptism of water,

Was licked dry by God's…

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Added by Mary Elizabeth Whitlow on November 28, 2011 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Past and Present (Israel 3)

Today we visited the ancient city of Megiddo, crossed the plain where Armageddon, and overlooked the city of Nazareth, where Jesus grew in wisdom and stature to become a man. It occurred to me that in that one place, Jesus was surrounded by His past, His present.  And he was and is the world’s future. I realize that may sound a little preposterous, so let me explain.

 

Nazareth was a tiny town, a town so insignificant that, when people heard that the Messiah was in Nazareth,…

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Added by Margie Williamson on November 22, 2011 at 11:21pm — No Comments

A Voice in the Wilderness (Israel–2)

We arrived last night in Galilee after two days of traveling through the Negev Desert and along the Dead Sea. One of the students with us described the journey as layers of technicolor in tan and beige and brown until we crested the hill and saw the Dead Sea for the first time. The emerald green and turquoise of the water created a sweep of color across the landscape that was almost beyond description. I was so impressed with his description that I wished I had said it.

 

The…

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Added by Margie Williamson on November 21, 2011 at 10:54pm — No Comments

To Dream the Impossible Dream

 

"In a dream, in a vision of the night,…

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Added by Federico Aguelo on November 19, 2011 at 4:32pm — No Comments

To Infinity and Beyond: Israel (1)

One of my favorite lines from the movie Toy Story is "To infinity and beyond." Of course, it's spoken by a toy who never seems to recognize his own reality. As I'm preparing to head back to Israel today, though, those words keep running through my mind.

 

We (NavPress) are in the final stages of completing a free Christmas lesson that will be available on-line by the beginning of December. We used two passages: John 1 and Luke 2. For me, it was a wonderful…

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Added by Margie Williamson on November 18, 2011 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Trust in the Light

"While you have the light, put your trust in the light,

so that you may become people of the light" – YESHUA…

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Added by Federico Aguelo on November 12, 2011 at 4:14am — No Comments

The Gospel “Presented” in a Moment? The Wrong Moment?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether or not “The Gospel” can be narrowed down to a presentation or a “Plan of Salvation,” is of secondary concern to this…

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Added by Miguel Labrador on November 10, 2011 at 10:46am — No Comments

God's Word - Anti-Venom

I am always being dragged away and enticed by the world and Satan, that dog who won’t go away but hounds me constantly. I feel like I am constantly fighting with hardly any relief. The best relief that I have found always comes from the Scriptures. God’s Word is the best anti-venom for counter-acting the poison of sin. The writer of Hebrews says this about temptation: “For because He [Jesus] himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.” Hebrews…

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Added by Brian Fletcher on November 9, 2011 at 8:47am — No Comments

Function & Purpose

Function & Purpose

 

"Young person, if you spend your youth only having fun,…

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Added by Federico Aguelo on November 4, 2011 at 10:23am — No Comments

Are you the One in Ten?

Ever been at the end of your rope? Back against the wall, can’t see your way out, hope lost in a fog of circumstances? Can you think back to that time? Maybe you are in one of those seasons right now. Maybe you feel undone, unsure, and unable. We can all relate in some way to the ten lepers in Luke Ch 17. They too… Continue

Added by Dave Shepardson on November 3, 2011 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Count Your Blessings Daily

Vonda Skelton, Christian author and speaker, begins every November by listing 5 blessings in her life daily. The challenge is that once a blessing has been listed, it cannot be listed again before Thanksgiving. The first days are the easy ones . . . the blessings that are so visible that they sometimes block out the others. It's a great challenge that I can't live up to daily.

 

But I can revisit it often so I don't lose sight of what God is doing in my life. Will you join me?…

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Added by Margie Williamson on November 3, 2011 at 9:33am — 39 Comments

Mid-Life

I was talking with a friend the other day who is the same age as I am, 42.  We were discussing how blessed we were to be doing exactly what God had called us to do.  There was no pride in ourselves but there was great joy that God had led us to our own particular callings and we were actually enjoying them.  A lot of guys get to our age, which is mid-life, and still have no idea what they want to do or what they are supposed to do.  Then comes the “mid-life crisis”.  Some get depressed, some…

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Added by Brian Fletcher on November 2, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

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