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Translating the Twelve: Hosea 2:24-25

This week’s “Translating the Twelve” is Hosea 2:24-25 (2:22-23 in English)

24 וְהָאָ֣רֶץ תַּעֲנֶ֔ה אֶת־הַדָּגָ֖ן וְאֶת־הַתִּיר֣וֹשׁ וְאֶת־הַיִּצְהָ֑ר וְהֵ֖ם יַעֲנ֥וּ אֶֽת־יִזְרְעֶֽאל׃
25 וּזְרַעְתִּ֤יהָ לִּי֙ בָּאָ֔רֶץ וְרִֽחַמְתִּ֖י אֶת־לֹ֣א רֻחָ֑מָה וְאָמַרְתִּ֤י לְלֹֽא־עַמִּי֙ עַמִּי־אַ֔תָּה וְה֖וּא יֹאמַ֥ר אֱלֹהָֽי

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Why is Grandma Digging a Hole: 8 Reasons

My grandmother emailed me the other day that she was digging in her backyard and called the utility marking people beforehand. The man asked her a series of questions including “why are you digging?” She found this to be a personal matter and convinced the man that he didn’t need to know why she was digging. “But” she wrote, “you could practically hear the wheels turning.” We both got a kick out of that and decided it would be a good idea to come up with the eight most plausible reasons a grandmother might be digging a hole in her backyard. Without further ado, 8 Reasons Grandma is Digging a Hole (in no particular order): Continue reading

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Which Thomas Child Are You?

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is finally here. You can click this link to find out which Thomas Child you most resemble.

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One Day Old: A Parody

A parody of One Day More commemorating our 2nd daughter’s birth (music video to come shortly–j/k)

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Loved Me Thus

Foolishly I disaffected the law of the Most High
By exalting self-sufficiency and basking in my pride.
And yet you saved me from your wrath when I was truly lost;
Almighty, holy, righteous God, you have loved me thus:
You gave your own eternal son to die upon the cross,
By grace–repentance and my faith–your perfect righteousness.

My mind, oh Lord, it yearns to ponder wretched, fleeting thoughts,
And overlook the awe and wonder of You, immortal God.
Still, you have saved me from your wrath so I’m not truly lost;
Almighty, holy, righteous God, you have loved me thus:
You gave your own, eternal son to die upon the cross,
By grace–take captive every thought—your perfect righteousness.

I am a heathen on my own, ravening in despair;
Unaided I am helpless–unyielding, though, in prayer.
Daily you save me from your wrath or I’d be truly lost;
Almighty, holy, righteous God, you have loved me thus:
You gave your own, eternal son to die upon the cross,
By grace–God’s power dwells in me–your perfect righteousness.

No matter how I meet the Son–be it rapture or in death,
He will say to me, “Well done! Enter into my rest.”
Fully you save me from your wrath, no part of me is lost;
Almighty, holy, righteous God, you have loved me thus:
You gave your own, eternal son to die upon the cross,
By grace I’ll wear forever more your perfect righteousness.

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WYRW XXXII

Episode thirty-two of Would You Rather Wednesdays. For more WYRW click on over here.

**Don’t forget to leave a comment with your reasoning!”

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2016 Reading Challenge: Pilgrim’s Progress

The category of book I’ve been reading the last two weeks is: A book written by a Puritan. The book I chose for this category was Pilgrim’s Progress. Below you’ll find some information about the book, a summary, and some closing thoughts. If you’d like to skip straight to my ratings, click here.

Bibliographic Information: Bunyan, John. Pilgrim’s Progress. Kindle Community: HarperPerennialClassics. 2012. Read On

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2016 Reading Challenge: 9 Marks of a Healthy Church

The category of book I’ve been reading the last two weeks is: A book about theology. The book I chose for this category was 9 Marks of a Healthy Church. Below you’ll find some information about the book, a summary, and some closing thoughts. **note: this book was assigned for a class so the review is longer than usual** If you’d like to skip straight to my ratings, click here.

Bibliographic Information: Dever, Mark. 9 Marks of a Healthy Church. Wheaton: Crossway. 2013 (Kindle Edition). Read On

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WYRW XXXI

Episode thirty-one of Would You Rather Wednesdays. For more WYRW click on over here.

**Don’t forget to leave a comment with your reasoning!”

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WYRW XXX

Episode thirty of Would You Rather Wednesdays. For more WYRW click on over here.

**Don’t forget to leave a comment with your reasoning!”

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