THIS is not okay.

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It’s been too long. waaaaay tooo long The trials don’t seem to end. They ebb and flow, mix and mesh, but never disappear. Do you know what I mean? The bills keep rising. The job gets more intense. The days are too short. The family is in disarray. The words of a friend mark betrayal. The decision has no positive …

Obsessing with Jesus

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Obsession is seen as a negative.  According to Wikipedia, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is “a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, have certain thoughts repeatedly, or feel they need to perform certain routines repeatedly.”  The definition goes on to say a person has no control over their thoughts or the actions they prompt.  You have to admit obsession sounds …

What’s in a Name? Na’omi update

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The quote goes on to say, “that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.”  Shakespeare, from Romeo and Juliet Juliet’s argument that names aren’t important is challenged by the value ADONAI places on them. Meaning is woven into names throughout the Scriptures, beginning with Adam which comes from adamah, the Hebrew word for dust. And so, to …

Rescued on Mercy Island

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Have you ever felt like you missed the boat? You had an inkling something needed attention, but you let it go? Life stayed busy and you just didn’t get around to heeding that internal warning? The disturbance in your gut became a full-blown storm. A dripping faucet is silent because the well went dry. That soft tire somehow goes flat first thing …

Get Me Outa The Pit

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I was writing last week’s post about hearing and listening.   I had written that hearing is the reception of moving airwaves; mostly passive, usually effortless. Not only do we hear automatically, but we often respond the same way. We grab a pot that’s bubbling over. We close a door to shut out noise. I pointed out that listening is the reception …