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Ezekiel

Posted by Sherry on 9/14/2014 in BIble Reading/Study Project, Christian Life, General |

Repetitive. Hard. Weird. Seriously depressing. Ultimately hopeful? The things I’m marking in the book of Ezekiel as I try to read and make sense of it are the phrases and ideas that Ezekiel repeats over and over: Son of man: God’s nickname for Ezekiel. Almost every time God speaks to Ezekiel, the Lord calls his […]

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12 Projects for 2013

For several years now, I’ve been starting off the year with projects instead of resolutions. I don’t always complete my projects, but I enjoy starting them and working toward a goal. And I don’t feel guilty if I don’t finish. If I do finish, I feel a sense of accomplishment. Win-win. So, here are my […]

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Twelve Portions of the Bible to Study in 2012

Posted by Sherry on 2/13/2012 in BIble Reading/Study Project, Christian Life, General |

1. I’m involved in a Beth Moore Bible study at church: David, a Man After God’s Own Heart. So, we’re studying in First and Second Samuel. We’re going to be discussing the rather distressing story of Amnon, Tamar, and Absalom at Bible study on Wednesday, and I’m hoping to gain some insight into the parenting […]

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What the Bible Is All About by Henrietta Mears

40 Inspirational Classics for Lent I’m doing my best to read through the entire Bible during 2011. I want to make this “read through” a yearly habit. But sometimes I get to some book of the Bible, and I just don’t get it. What is this part of Scripture about? Why is it in here? […]

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And The Word . . . Dwelt Among Us

The Kimyal people of Papua, Indonesia receive the Bible in their own language: What a celebration. Do we even begin to know what precious truth God has entrusted to us? “To whom much is given, of him much shall be required.” We in the West are abundantly blessed. God forgive us for the misuse and […]

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Projects, New and Old: January 2011

My Bible Reading Project is going pretty well. I’ve read through Genesis, on track to finish Mark this weekend, and several of the Psalms. I also read Galatians, mostly aloud to the urchins, but I can’t say I was very successful in explaining the distinction between keeping the Law for the law’s sake and keeping […]

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Semicolon Bible Study and Reading Plan for 2011

Posted by Sherry on 12/30/2010 in Bible, BIble Reading/Study Project, General, Projects |

I posted the other day about 52 Ways to Read and Study the Bible in 2011, and Nina asked what my plan was for 2011. Book-at-a-Time Bible Reading Plan from Discipleship Journal (NavPress) I plan to see if Engineer Husband or any of my children would like to join me in reading through the Bible […]

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What I Learned from Psalms 23 and 24

Posted by Sherry on 8/31/2010 in BIble Reading/Study Project, Poets and poetry, Projects |

These are the chestnut psalms. Everyone knows at least a little of Psalm 23, and most people have heard or memorized phrases from Psalm 24. 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he restores […]

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What I Learned from Psalm 19

As we read this psalm together this morning, I thought, “Ah, I know this one. I’ve sung it and read it and written notes in my Bible about it. How comfortingly familiar!” The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night […]

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What I Learned from Psalm 18

At least three book titles of books that I have read and enjoyed come from this psalm: Many Waters by Madeleine L’Engle, The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth Speare, and Hind’s Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard. Many Waters is a retelling of the story of Noah from the Bible. Ms. L’Engle takes quite a […]

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