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Read Job 25-28 Who is Bildad the Shuhite? He had sat in silence for with Job for 7 days because Job’s suffering was so flabbergasting. In Genesis 25:1-2 we read he is a descendant of Abraham’s son Shuah whose mother Keturah became Abraham’s wife after Sarah died. Bildad’s last bit of counsel is highlighting man as grossly inferior to God. Job calls Bildad’s help NO HELP AT ALL. Isn’t that how the bereaved feel when when people offer words in the face of tremendous loss. And it’s like Job says, ‘ok Bildad you want to talk about the greatness of…

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Rest Day “Happy are the people whose God is the LORD.” Psalm 144:15 “A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”― Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness Check out TWO PILGRIMS, TOLSTOY 🙂 The link is an audio you can enjoy!

SOURDOUGH VEGAN DOG TREATS

Angus loves pumpkin, sourdough bread (he has been known to steal an entire loaf off the counter), and peanut butter sooooo these treats are like a PURRFECT (Azalea ‘the cat’ sleeps curled up by him) ‘good boy treat’ for HIM! INSTRUCTIONS Roast a pumpkin, in the oven at 400 till tender, 35-45 min or use…

AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR JANUARY 27

Read Job 22-24 Eliphaz states there must be something Job has done to affront God. He must have mishandled his position of power, and his sin must be great. You have not given water to the weary to drink, And you have withheld bread from the hungry. Job 22:7 We may be tempted like Eliphaz to surmise a cause and effect, but in the face of injustice and suffering, there is no cause for the effect. Job 23 begins with a heavy expression of grief. As we read it we see for Job this is not a lack of trust…

4 INGREDIENT MOCKTAIL!

I had Covid for the 3rd time last winter and I needed a drink to soothe my throat and promote wellness. Later that summer when my brother was doing a dry week he needed a nonalcoholic drink to replace the end of day reward. Perhaps you need a drink to soothe your thirst for dry January? Fresh is always best. No alcohol 🙂 no problem. Pour it into your favorite martini glass and garnish with what you have, a wedge of lime or orange and drop in a blackberry. It’s better in a fun glass eh? On my wish list…

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Read Job 18-21 Job has this kind of confidence! Do we? READ Job’s confidence statement! ‘As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.’ Job 19:25 GOD IS HERE TO GUIDE each of us into redemption. Your God wants to give to you liberally. He is better than we know. For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. Psalm 48:14 Sometimes in the middle of the trial you need a CONFIDENCE STATEMENT! What is yours?

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Read Job 14-17 Earlier this week I had a ‘jump out of bed’ from a dead sleep phone call. The kind you don’t know if peace will return. Your heart is pounding and your nerves are all put on HIGH ALERT. Instantly I thought of the young twenty-something who most likely would be NOT able to sleep. She is younger it was her boyfriend in trouble. She doesn’t have the same bandwidth I do for chaos. So I texted her some support. ‘When it is dark we see the stars, there is some light, and hope, for good to come…

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Read Job 10-13 The book of Job is a great balance to the book of Proverbs. God’s ways are at times hidden from plain sight. He is working and we can’t see. The rebuke offered by Job’s friend further proves Isaiah 55: 8-9. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,    neither are your ways my ways,”declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth,    so are my ways higher than your ways    and my thoughts than your thoughts. Job says it himself. Not all calamity is a result of character. Not all counsel is correct. Not all judgements reveal wisdom. “Now ask the animals,…

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Read Job 6-9 It wasn’t until the 1800’s in Scotland (exactly in 1833) a Gaelic Bible found its way to Lochs Lewis and it brought about such a revival- darkness was overturned and the stronghold of ignorance and superstition, overcome!How much comfort we find, how much strength is provided! And God’s word is here for us to read any moment of the day at our fingertips!How grateful I am! How many people have been comforted by the words of Job?

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Read Job 1-5 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.”Hebrews 12:28-29 Job is an ancient testimony of a son of God who will not be shaken from the place of worship. He has questions. He has deep suffering and grief…BUT he holds fast to his profession in the character and worthy nature of God to be worshipped.Wow wow wow 🥹