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Nehemiah – Week 9

Nehemiah – Week 9

Whenever I come across a long list of Old Testament names, like those found in Nehemiah 11:1-19, my tendency is to skip ahead rather than attempt the impossible. This list of names made me think of our beloved, retired Pastor. On rare occasion, I read the scripture […]

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Nehemiah – Week 8

Nehemiah – Week 8

In the 10th chapter of Nehemiah, the Israelites moved from confession of sin to a commitment to change.  They made this commitment not only by signing their name but also by sealing it with a binding agreement.  They meant business. Repentance to change can be difficult.  Last week, […]

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Nehemiah – Week 7

Nehemiah – Week 7

Whhhaaat?  “For the joy of Lord is your strength” to confession?  Can we please just end with Celebrate, enjoy choice food and sweet drinks?!  These are the kind of words that speak to my heart…..or so I thought. In the 9th chapter of Nehemiah, the Israelites confess their sins. […]

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Nehemiah – Week 6

Nehemiah – Week 6

Nehemiah 8:10 “Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared.  This day is sacred to our Lord.  Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” The wall had been rebuilt.  The people […]

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Nehemiah – Week 5

Nehemiah – Week 5

In the 6th chapter of Nehemiah, we learn about additional opposition the people faced as they rebuilt the wall. Hmmm……does this sound familiar? A person moves forward with an idea or project that God has placed on their heart and someone does everything they can to attempt […]

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Nehemiah – Week 4

Nehemiah – Week 4

There are many books, classes, seminars, etc. on leadership but after reading the first few chapters in Nehemiah, I am convinced this is where it’s at.  Let’s take a closer look. Before mentioning anything to anyone about the gracious hand of God upon him, Nehemiah heads out […]

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Nehemiah – Week 3

Nehemiah – Week 3

It was late March, early April when Nehemiah delivered wine to the king as he did any other day.  On this particular day, however, he couldn’t contain his emotions.  (This was a risk.  Nehemiah was to be cheerful in the king’s presence and keep his personal life […]

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Freedom

Freedom

I took this picture last night before heading out to watch the fireworks.  It was a cool evening.  The sky was filled with brilliant stars and bright lights. Psalm 136:1, 7-9 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.” His love endures forever.” “who made the […]

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Nehemiah – Week 2

Nehemiah – Week 2

Week 2 in the book of Nehemiah… Early in the book of Nehemiah, we learn of the destruction that had taken place in the city of Jersualem.  At one time, the city had been the seat of King David and Solomon.  It was a city that reminded […]

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Up North – Lakeside

Up North – Lakeside

Dave and I had the opportunity to spend a couple days Up North last week with our beloved friends/relatives. A few highlights, lakeside….. Eagle Loons Golden Retriever  I am thankful for Minnesota summers. Thanks for visiting. Psalm 74:17 “It was you who set all the boundaries of […]

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