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Can you help me understand?

Posted by Stephanie Usrey on November 9, 2018
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The newest in humanity among us, at least right here in America, seem to really be embracing socialism as a viable alternative to our current governmental system.  Can you please help me understand why?  Why would the State of Florida even consider a self-pronounced socialist as governor?  How did Bernie Sanders garner such widespread support among so many in the 2016 Presidential election?  What is so appealing about socialism?
Shenandoah What Brought This On A couple of weeks ago I heard some excellent teaching on the book of Jude… a tiny little letter written by one of the brothers of Jesus around 65 A.D.  How tiny is it? Only 25 verses. Even the weakest reader can manage it.  Due to the message, I got a wild hair and decided to memorize the whole thing.  This might seem like a nutty endeavor to you, but

We are family… really?

Posted by Stephanie Usrey on October 29, 2018
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Jesus taught a hard lesson in Matthew 12:46-50 that I’m wrestling with today.  In that passage it appears the immediate members of Jesus’ family, his mother and brothers, are learning about Jesus’ claim to be the Son of God right along with the rest of the world.  They hear he’s teaching, preaching, healing, casting out demons and making all kinds of outrageous claims to divinity and so they travel 20 miles to “seize him” (That

Fall Down

Posted by Stephanie Usrey on October 28, 2018
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This morning I found a common theme as I was studying my Bible.  Studying the letter from Jude, I chased a rabbit back to Mark 6 where Jude is named as one of Jesus’ earthly brothers.  I saw where, at some point in the past, I wrote in the margin on that page, “Fell down”.  (Look at my highlights in hot pink below)  On the opposite page I had written it again.  Twice.  The first

Be Berean

Posted by Stephanie Usrey on October 26, 2018
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Paul and Silas in Berea 10 vThe brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they wwent into the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now these Jews were more noblethan those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, xexamining theScriptures daily to see if these things were so. 12 yMany of them therefore believed, withnot a few Greek zwomen of high standing as well as men. 13 But when the Jews fromThessalonica learned that

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