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    Are You, or You, or You Headed to Church?

    Sometimes on Sunday mornings as I drive or ride to church, I like to imagine who else on the road is making their way to worship. While sitting at a red light or waiting my turn at a stop sign, I try to peek into the cars around me to see if someone’s clothes or the look on their faces might give me a clue to their destinations. I realize ties and smiles are not accurate indicators of someone’s path to church, but it’s all I have to work with unless I spy a “Jesus is my copilot” bumper sticker (and even at that, one never knows). My boys and…

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    Gray Skies and a Contentious Woman

    We have been discussing the book I Will! Nine Traits of the Outwardly Focused Christian by Thom S. Rainer  during Wednesday Bible study, and tonight we touched on a verse from Proverbs 27. Verse 17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” That’s a great verse, but I like to read a few extra verses surrounding specific passages to give a bit of context and that’s when I came across Proverbs 27:15. . . “A continual dripping on a very rainy day  And a contentious woman are alike;” I just had to giggle when I read this verse because my first thought was that maybe this…