Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weekend weave: God is working

Weekend weave: He works! Have you ever had a big, big, big problem? The kind that you pray about, then worry about for a while, then try to solve yourself, then pray about…and repeat that cycle over and over? We’ve … Continue reading

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Nehemiah: Building a Leader who rebuilt Jerusalem (closing)

The new gates of Jerusalem open and the exiled return. Nehemiah 8 is a census report of who among the exiled returned, a complete accounting of person, animal, and property. The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the musicians and the … Continue reading

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Nehemiah: building a leader who rebuilt Jerusalem (part 8)

(Photo credit: Lion Watchman by Constance Woods) O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. (Isaiah 62:6) What a prophecy this verse is for what happens next in Nehemiah’s story. The wall is … Continue reading

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Nehemiah, building a leader who rebuilds Jerusalem (part 7)

Nehemiah, a bartender on a mission from God to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem that had fallen to the Babylonians, took a stand against corruption. He was doing the work that God sent him to do: rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Nehemiah, building a leader who rebuilds Jerusalem, part 6

Let’s recap: Nehemiah left his comfy job working as a cup bearer to the king of Persia and traveled to Jerusalem to rebuild the city after the Babylonian exile. He wasn’t an architect, or a general contractor…he was a bartender … Continue reading

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Nehemiah, building the leader who rebuilds Jerusalem, part 5 (conflict resolution)

I don’t like conflict. I won’t bury my head in the sand to avoid it, but I don’t actively seek it out. But conflict finds all of us, despite our best intentions. I think, for a lot of us, dealing … Continue reading

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Weekend weave: Don’t worry

I usually don’t blog on the weekends but I feel led to start a new weekend series. I’ll be sharing a thought or two to weave into your restful weekend. Come back Monday to continue in the series of Nehemiah, Building … Continue reading

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