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The idea of an author leaving their publisher because, “he had sold too many copies of her books,” is about as believable as an alcoholic leaving his bartender because she didn’t water his drinks down enough. But that is exactly … Continue reading

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Praying the Psalms in Detention

Every morning, when I do my morning devotions, I read from the Psalms.  About every two months I work my way through all the Psalms at least once. Psalms are prayers, so when I say I read through, I am … Continue reading

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You Shall Know the Blues–and the Blues Will Set You Free

  The Delta Blues If you leave Memphis, Tennessee and drive south, you run right into the Mississippi delta. The Delta takes in parts of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that lie between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. This area contains … Continue reading

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Out of this World

  Sailing Ships About ten years ago I started reading the novels of Patrick O’Brien. If you are familiar with his work, you know he writes about the captain of a sailing ship in the early 1800s. He writes about … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 20

The one where Qohelet talks about work.   18 Look, I have seen what is good: it is fitting to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 19

The one where Qohelet talks about money and wealth    13 There is a grievous ill that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owners to their own detriment, 14 and those riches were lost in a bad … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes for Everyday: Day 18

The One where Qohelet says that satisfaction is hard to come by.   8 If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and right, do not be amazed at the matter; for the high … Continue reading

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