A New Commandment?

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Did Jesus bring new commandments that were different from the ones His Father taught? Yeshua was speaking to his disciples when He said these famous words: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are […]

The Grace That Is for You (1 Peter 1:10-13)

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This is the most recent post of my series on 1 Peter. If you’re new, you might want to review by starting with the first post here. Let’s define the word grace, or at least how it’s used in Scripture. Grace does not mean that we can do whatever we want. “Shall we go on […]

Puffed Sleeves — Did You Want Them, Too?

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I first met Anne of Green Gables when I was in fourth grade. My great grandmother purchased the original book series when they were first published in the early 1900s, and she gave them to me when I was a young girl, because my name was Anne-with-an-E, of course. And in 1984, I wanted nothing […]

Why I’m Not Blogging Much

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I’ve been struggling to get much blogging done here all summer. In fact, I checked the dates, and the last time I wrote a Bible study post was on June 27… and the one before that was early in June. I really love to study, and I really love to write. I love to read […]

Why I Started to Obey Torah

This week, instead of a normal blog post, I thought I would create a YouTube video that explains a little more why I started to keep Old Testament laws, such as dietary laws, biblical holidays, and sabbath. The audio for this was originally recorded in 2009 as part of a series of health classes I […]

My Hope Is in YHWH

My hope is in YHWH

I was listening to some of the audios from my online health classes last week, and a verse really stuck in my head. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick,     but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life” (Proverbs 13:12). Sometimes the circumstances of life fill us with such stress that we literally feel […]

When Everything Is Passing Away (1 Peter 1:3-4)

When Everything Is Passing Away (A study of 1 Peter 1:3-5)

This amazing piece of photographic wonder is a picture of some flowers that my children have been collecting from our yard all week. The dead flower over on the right side (hanging down) is what’s left of a gorgeous orange rose that appeared on the bush just a few days ago. It was our first […]

New Birth (1 Peter 1:3b)

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“In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope…” (1 Peter 1:3b) When I was a child, my class at school memorized John 3. We would recite it each day for a month, and we had it learned by heart in no time. I remember sympathizing with Nicodemus, because I […]

The One We Praise (1 Peter 1:3a)

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Last week I talked about the great mercy that has been given to us. In the weeks ahead, we’re going to talk about how we’ve been given a new life, filled with amazing hope, and we’ll learn how this hope affects how we live. Before we move ahead, I wanted to define some words, so […]