Word Nerd Wednesday – Gentile

My dear friend Hope rejoins us around My Messy Desk all the way from Germany! Hope expands on the discussion of God’s all encompassing salvation plan that Misty began last week with her description of the meaning of the Israelites and Jews. I know you’ll be blessed! Gentiles – nations; people groups (ethnic, from the Greek ethnos); […]

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Cradle, Cross, Crown

Easter. It completes the full story of the cradle, the cross, and the crown. In December I wrote about Hope for a friend’s two week Advent Bible Study. My prompt was “Expecting The Best is Yet to Come.” Even as I was writing, I simply couldn’t shake the feeling that our hope really comes at Easter. I wanted […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Crucify

Please welcome my dear She Speaks friend to My Messy Desk. Janna is tackling a tough topic today, but it’s one that will prepare our hearts to hear the Easter message in full.   Crucify VERB 1) put (someone) to death by nailing or binding them to a cross, especially as an ancient punishment: synonyms: nail to […]

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Word Nerd Wednesday – Mercy

I am thrilled that Misty Keith is becoming quite the regular around My Messy Desk! Show her some love as she tackles another tough word in this week’s edition of WORD Nerd Wednesday!   In the Old Testament and pronounced in Hebrew, mercy is chanan (khä·nan’). It is also pronounced the same in Aramaic. Please note […]

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He Came Anyway

“I don’t deserve Christmas!” That’s what my 7 year old shouted stomping off to his room with arms taut and fists clenched as the guilt about some poor choice washed over him. I’m sure he had no idea he had just given me the perfect topic for a teaching moment. I laid down beside him […]

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Rescued by Love

Do you know you have been rescued by love? ******** No Perfect Pedigree When my boys convinced me it was time to get a new fur baby, my first inclination was to adopt from a local shelter. In fact we made seven trips to three local shelters over the span of a week in search […]

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