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Here we go!

Twenty twenty-two is actually here. There were no great plans to welcome it. It just came rather unobtrusively. We still don’t know what it will bring, given the experiences of the last two years. Should we be excited or sad? … Continue reading

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Shut the door

Why did those words, scribbled among many pages of notes, jump off the page at me? Obviously because I needed to hear them – again. As Christ-followers, we absolutely need to block OFF time to spend with God and block … Continue reading

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In the midst of everything, give thanks!

We are honored to be in the U.S. for Thanksgiving for the first time in many years!  Across the country, turkeys are roasting while roads and airports are jammed full. Even though its inception was perhaps on faulty grounds, Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Loyal disobedience

Was it really a disloyal spirit that kept Mordecai from bowing to Haman? I don’t think so. Mordecai was absolutely loyal and ready to do whatever it would take not only to show respect to the king and his officers … Continue reading

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A quick rise to power

Haman the Agagite, in the book of Esther, was indentified by King Ahasuerus for quick promotion. He was set above all the princes. That would have been fine, except that he was a bit immature and maybe not quite prepared … Continue reading

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Spiritual authority

Esther respected and honored Mordecai’s role in her life when, as a queen living in the palace, she could have taken on a new “royal” identity and ignored her past. But she did not. Esther still looked to Mordecai for … Continue reading

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Adoption

Esther or Hadassah, though a cousin of Mordecai, was more like an adopted daughter. Even as a grown up, a queen living in the palace, she still looked to Mordecai for counsel and prayer. We too have a Father who … Continue reading

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For such a time

“Yet who knows whether you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?” These were Mordecai’s words to his cousin, Queen Esther, when they were facing a huge slaughter of the Jewish people. Esther, reluctant at first, … Continue reading

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Hardship, Harvest and Heaven on Earth

“The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ. And he will reign forever and ever.” If you only recognize those words from Handel’s Messiah, be assured that they are also in the … Continue reading

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Hardship and Harvest

Hardships are included in the end-times package. Assuming that Jesus is coming soon, we should be prepared for hardship. Last week in Mozambique, DOVE members were locked in police cells because of gathering in homes at a time when “meetings” … Continue reading

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