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Daily Living: Of Love

Originally posted on SamSword:
I heard a good sermon today on love. It inspired me and left me feeling that it would be an appropriate last blog of the year. So today I look back and reflect on how I have loved in 2018. If you’re joining me in a self-examination, I want to define…

Holidays: Good Friday Was Good

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St. Patrick’s day was only last week, and people quickly took off their leprechaun hats and replaced them with Easter bonnets! Good Friday is already upon us. Spring has arrived, finally! Aren’t we always ready to greet spring? The day is lovely. There is a gentle breeze coming off the Mediterranean.…

MisAdventure: Bear! Beware!

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I love British Columbia. The city of Vancouver is lovely with plenty of action. Surrounded by pine forest and mountain, nature is not too far away. Outside of the city, on the way to Whistler I have smelled the strongest scent of pine I have ever smelled in my life. Once…

Lifestyle: Cleaning House

Originally posted on SamSword:
Years ago, my husband and I, along with some other family members, helped his parents downsize. They moved from a big, four-bedroom house to a one-bedroom bungalow. While they had over a year to prepare and organize before the move took place, when moving day came, they were nowhere near ready.…

Holidays: 8 Facts About Angels

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? While I am no angelologist (yes, there is such a thing), I was thinking of angels over the past couple of days and their relation to Christmas. They are sung of often in Christmas Carols like “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels We Have Heard On High.” They feature…

Religion: Is the Church the New Israel? Part 6

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? ? The idea of Separation Theology is problematic. In it, the covenant promises will be fulfilled only to Israel, which remains disconnected to the Church. The subject of dispensationlism is lengthy, but the gist of it is that God will yet conclude His business with Israel. ? While this holds to be…

Religion: Is the Church the New Israel? Part 5

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? ? All of the major councils of the 4th Century in Byzantium forced the church to abandon their Jewishness, forbid Jews and Christians to marry each other, forbid the keeping of the Jewish feasts. Even Martin Luther was anti-Sematic. He accused Jews of being parasites, ritual murders, worse than devils,…