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The Rest of the Story by bob

February 28th, 2010

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Our story is always a subplot to God’s story. Numbers 24:1-11 February 28, 2010 More to the story The Olympics have fascinated us for the past two weeks, and will come to a close tonight.  Almost every Olympic athlete has just a few moments in the spotlight to skate or race or jump.  Their whole […]

FWC Blessings in Cleveland by bob

February 24th, 2010

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The Board of Directors of Faithful and Welcoming Churches (FWC) met last weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.  Linda and I came back very encouraged. FWC is a network of ECOTs (those who consider themselves evangelical, conservative, orthodox, or traditional) in the United Church of Christ.  I chair the board.  Linda is a board member.  Charissa Loftin […]

Bible Reading, February 22-28 by bob

February 22nd, 2010

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DAILY BIBLE READING  Feb 22: Lev 26-27 Feb 23: Num 1-2 Feb 24: Num 3-4 Feb 25: Num 5-6 Feb 26: Num 7 Feb 27: Num 8-10 Feb 28/29: Num 11-13 Mar 1: Num 14-15; Ps 90   NOTES ON LEVITICUS 26-27 ·         The new English Standard Version Study Bible has a free 30-day trial […]

If God doesn’t stop you, it doesn’t mean he approves. Numbers 22:26-35 February 21, 2010 The fool I am Have you ever had one of those experiences where you were frustrated and embarrassed in the moment but later just amused at your idiocy?  As you told the story, the situation that made you very angry became a […]

Prayers for Lent by bob

February 15th, 2010

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It’s time to get ready for Easter.  I don’t mean the readiness already being promoted by retailers who have Easter candy on the shelves even before we’re finished with Valentine’s Day chocolates. I meant the readiness for Easter that the Christian church has promoted for more than 1500 years.  Early Christians believed that Easter Sunday […]