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Happy Thanksgiving...?

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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." --Matthew 11:28-30.

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." --Matthew 6:19-21.

"Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!" --2 Corinthians 9:15.

It's a privilege to circle around a table filled with hours of work, ready to be consumed with the aroma of it all filling the room. There are countless people that are not given the opportunity to do this every year simply because they cannot afford it. There are other people who would rather have teet…

Who do we resemble most in the Word?

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Who do I resemble in the Bible? This is a question I have never been asked before, and when I was asked it last night in small group, I was at loss for words because I had no idea. What was wrong with me? Why couldn't I just point at a passage and say, "Yep! This is the person I connect with the most because I know exactly what they're going through." Everyone else said a name right off the bat--Abraham, Jonah, Lot, etc.--they obviously have put more thought into it than I ever have. Have I been reading the Bible wrong all these years? Was there a memo I missed? Am I supposed to think of these sorts of questions when I read? It occurred to me that it's not only the "popular" saints that are major players in this Story. There are so many behind-the-scenes faces that we don't get to know too often but have an impacting role to play.

Who am I?

I am Gomer: the prostitute wed to Hosea. Reading Gods at War opened my eyes to see the real card players that …