Being in the Word

Today, just in time for the beginning of Lent, I finished reading through the whole Bible in less than a year. Read how I did it…

Being Observative

I paired my daily journaling with a Bible study plan that I clumsily put together.

Over the years, I’ve read pretty much the same books over and over, particularly books that matched the holidays (Exodus, Mathew/Mark/Luke/John) and commonly quoted ones (1 Corinthians, Proverbs, Psalms, Song of Solomon). Guess what, there are a lot more chapters…

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My Testimony: Failing to rescue a marriage

I recently came across some scripture in Isaiah that I keep going back and re-reading. God never ceases to amaze!

Isaiah 54:5-8New International Version (NIV)

5 For your Maker is your husband—
the Lord Almighty is his name—
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
he is called the God of all the earth.
6 The Lord will call you back
as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit—
a wife who married young,
only to be rejected,” says your God.
7 “For a brief moment I abandoned you,
but with deep compassion I will bring you back.
8 In a surge of anger
I hid my face from you for a moment,
but with everlasting kindness
I will have compassion on you,”
says the Lord your Redeemer.

Being Observative

Remember, I kept God at a distance in my back-pocket incase I needed him and this was an emergency. My motivation for turning to God was because my marriage was in crisis and I needed Him to “fix” it. What I was trying wasn’t working.

Shortly before my ex left,

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