Monthly Archives: August 2012

DALMAC Day 2

It seems like every DALMAC, something epic happens to one of our bikes. First year on day 2 I cracked the hub on my rear wheel and ended up riding 50 miles with a broken spoke—had to replace the wheel. … Continue reading

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Esther: So Contemporary!

The Esther story is an example of how at one crucial moment in history the covenant promises God had made were fulfilled, not by his miraculous intervention, but through completely ordinary events. – Karen Jobes My brother, Pat, asked me … Continue reading

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Why We Must! Be Faithful to Preach the Word

Christianity Today has a fascinating report about the awakening that is going on among Iranians.  Amazingly enough this awakening is going on both in Iran and in other parts of the world, here in eastern Germany.  As we should expect, … Continue reading

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Esther: Divine Providence

One of the helpful ways to think through the book of Esther is to do it thematically.  In other words, rather than work through it chronologically, one looks at themes that thread their way through the book.  I prefer this … Continue reading

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Esther: Why is God Missing?

I just completed an epic study of the book of Esther, epic because it took me so long to finish it (my brother, Pat, will be happy to know that it is finally completed!).  It is helpful to me to … Continue reading

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A Storm in Flanders (or Death and Destruction at a whole new level)

After reading Shiloh, 1862 by Winston Groom, I immediately picked up A Storm in Flanders also by Groom in which he recounts the terrible fighting around the Belgian village of Ypres between 1914 and 1918. I believe the fighting and … Continue reading

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Shiloh 1862

I just finished reading the book Shiloh, 1862 by Winston Groom. It is a book that recounts the events and people involved in the first great (and by great I mean bloody) battle of the Civil War. In the two … Continue reading

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