Reading middle grade books this summer was such a joy! I was reminded of the forgotten treasures from my middle grade years. Books made richer by a classroom teacher's expressive reading. Or stories enlivened by being shared with peers.
Lord, did I hear you right? Do you have any idea what my family, my friends will say if I marry her?
What have I done that you would punish me so?
“Go, marry a prostitute who has had children as a result of her prostitution. Do this because the people in this country have acted like prostitutes—they have been unfaithful to the Lord.”
Dear Readers, I almost didn't share this post. It's such an embarrassing incident! But I must have struck a nerve with some folks. Thanks for the many words of compassion, and blessings as you find acceptance in our Lord.
When you're a girl who's nearly six feet tall in high school, potential dates are pretty slim pickings. And when you're an introvert, like me, it can become downright painful.
Exhortation is an old word, perhaps a word we don't use much any more. Nevertheless, it's meaning is far from lost.
exhort /ɪgˈzoɚt/ verb
exhorts; exhorted; exhorting
: to try to influence (someone) by words or advice : to strongly urge (someone) to do something
Who hasn't turned to the Psalms for encouragement and comfort? A couple of years ago, I posted one of the best-loved psalms in my vanity area:
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want;
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