The Friday we Call "Good"

The Friday we call "Good" is actually the worst. It is the best and worst day in history that tells of the best and worst death in history. This is part of an entire study I have doing since Wednesday, March 21. I have published nothing so far but this. Perhaps I will put more out from the rest of the study but for now, I at least give you this. 
*Disclaimer: notes from classes at WOL have been used in looking through these events. I have also in some areas (mostly dialogue but also some interaction) used my creative license. There also are no pictures so as not to distract from the story written.

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An Apology to Many

 

This is rather difficult to write. My heart is heavy and my mind is full. This election has tainted the moods of every American in one way or another. There is unrest and anger and hurt and fear. Politics are such a loaded topic. Writing about them, expressing an opinion regarding them can be terrifying. People seem to lose all tact, reason, and kindness during these months. But I pray that the outpouring of my heart will not be misunderstood as hate speech, nor as an easing of conscience, nor even as a farce or glossing over of real trials. Rather, I pray that these words will be as much of a challenge to anyone that reads them as they have been to me.  

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I Deserve Assyria

 

I bet you are thinking that is such a random thing to say. But it is so true. For the last 19 months, I have been studying through the Old Testament. It is taking me a long time, but it is wonderful. Leviticus and Numbers were not my favorite books to slog through but I have a deeper appreciation for them. History is miserable but without it I would have no idea what happened back then or why. Kings and Chronicles can be wordy and boring at times but they are jammed full of great things. Then there are the exciting things; those prophet guys that speak to the people what God has said and shown them. Now those are the things I could (and do) read about more than once. 

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