Temptation

Word Nerd Wednesday – Temptation

I had the great pleasure of collaborating with Alynda Long to bring you this week’s Word Nerd Wednesday Post on temptation as part of our continuing series on The Lord’s Prayer. ********* Temptation Defined “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Matthew 6:13 The Online Etymology Dictionary (1) has this to say about the word ‘temptation’: c. 1200, “act of enticing someone […]

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Spiritual Nourishment is Not a Matter of Taste

I enjoyed our discussion about what it takes to be a Salty Christian last week, but I’m excited to share what God has been showing me this week about how my spiritual nourishment is not a matter of personal taste. Taste Begins in the Womb When I was pregnant with our oldest son, I ate […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday Lead Brandi Rennemeyer

Word Nerd Wednesday – Lead

My friend Brandi Rennemeyer rejoins Word Nerd Wednesday this week with the word “lead” as we continue our series on The Lord’s Prayer ********* Lead. Leader. Leadership. All words that denote passage with someone towards something. The dictionary defines lead as “To cause a person or animal to go with by holding them by the […]

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Salty Christians

What Does it Mean to be Salty Christians?

After last week’s discussion about the 5 different kinds of tastes our mouths are capable of distinguishing, I wanted to dive a little deeper into one of those distinctive flavors and talk about what it means to be Salty Christians. ********* I’ve been fascinated by salt ever since our weekly meal delivery system included an […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Debtors

Alynda Long joins Word Nerd Wednesday with the next word in our series on The Lord’s Prayer, debtors. ********* Being Debtors is a Big Deal “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Matthew 6:12 For years, as I read this line of scripture, I glossed over it. Sure, sure, God forgives us, […]

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Tasting God

Tasting God and Seeing Goodness

You may have noticed it’s been a while since I last posted anything other than Word Nerd Wednesday pieces around here, but I’m back after my summer sabbatical and excited to dive into the idea of tasting God as a means of experiencing Him through the senses He gave us. In His infinite wisdom and […]

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