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Is God Enough in the Wilderness?

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The last week has felt a lot like what I imagine the wilderness felt like to Moses and the children of Israel.

I’ve ached for relief from the heat and unfamiliar surroundings that are, ironically, becoming achingly familiar (“Didn’t we pass that tree a few months ago?” “Is that the same hill I tripped over last year?” “Do you recognize that brown spot? We must have seen it before. Oh right, we have.”). For forty years they wandered, making lap after lap around the barren land, complaining about their manna and quail, and wishing for what God in His mercy saw fit to withhold.

Well, hello, insight to Sophie’s heart.  

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Coffee Break: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Time for a coffee break.

Take your coffee with a side of good reading, why don’t you? In these random coffee break blogs you’ll find some quotes, links to other blogs, or Q&As with different people. Here’s a quote from German pastor (he was also a spy and theologian, among other things), Dietrich Bonhoeffer.


“There is no way to peace along the way of safety. For peace must be dared, it is itself the great venture and can never be safe. Peace is the opposite of security. To demand guarantees is to want to protect oneself. Peace means giving oneself completely to God’s commandment, wanting no security, but in faith and obedience laying the destiny of the nations in the hand of Almighty God, not trying to direct if for selfish purposes. Battles are won, not with weapons, but with God. They are won where the way leads to the cross.”
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Previous Coffee Break posts:
Meet My Best Friend
Corrie ten Boom

 

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Monday Morning Munch No. 54 – Word Study: Peace

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Ahh, word studies. This post reminds me of the very first Monday Morning Munch published more than a year ago.

As I said then, are one of my favorite things to do. If there is a word burning in my mind or if I’m trying to better grasp what a word means in relation to the Bible (the real Word), I’ll look up the definition then every verse that has that particular word in it and try to gain a better understanding. Clearly you wouldn’t want to do a word study on the word theand, or so. 

This word study comes from having a tea party with my True Beauty girls and talking about peace (since some people drink hot tea for the calming affect).

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