Monthly Archives: October 2014

Death and Taxes

The only two certainties are the things we dread For the notion of control gets stuck in our head How can death take the life we try so hard to live Or a government tell us how much income we … Continue reading

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Psalm 1 Poetry and the Law

Psalm 1 Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers; 2 but their delight is in the law of the LORD, and … Continue reading

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A Major Completion and A Transition

So I finally completed working through the book of Jeremiah. That was a lot of work and it took me a little longer than I anticipated. I am proud to have made it through and I learned a lot in … Continue reading

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Every moment points to that time, that special time Where the heavens meet the earth and all is right in the world Where the waiting is over and the celebration can begin Where love washes upon the shore in its … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 52 Ending the Journey

                Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Hamutal daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2 He did what was evil in the sight of the LORD, just … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 50-51 The Cry Against Babylon

  I am going to break with my normal pattern with Jeremiah and put the text after the reflections. It didn’t make sense to me to cover these two chapters as separate because they are both a part of a … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 49: Judgment on the Other Surrounding Nations

  Concerning the Ammonites. Thus says the LORD: Has Israel no sons? Has he no heir? Why then has Milcom dispossessed Gad, and his people settled in its towns?  2 Therefore, the time is surely coming, says the LORD, when … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 48: Against Moab

Concerning Moab. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Alas for Nebo, it is laid waste! Kiriathaim is put to shame, it is taken; the fortress is put to shame and broken down;  2 the renown of … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 47: Philistia Caught in the Flood

 The word of the LORD that came to the prophet Jeremiah concerning the Philistines, before Pharaoh attacked Gaza:  2 Thus says the LORD: See, waters are rising out of the north and shall become an overflowing torrent; they shall overflow … Continue reading

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