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Malachi 3: Company’s Coming

Marianne Grano·Monday, October 2, 2017 A few years ago, a friend of mine came by unannounced. She seemed disappointed when she came through the door. We were good enough friends that she could tell me: “I was hoping to catch you with your house dirty.” This was before I had three kids, a dog, and […]

Hosea 11: Brokenhearted God

If you’re wondering how the transition of Charlie’s arrival has been for me, I will be honest with you and tell you it’s a challenge going from two to three. J.P. is particularly upset with the change, and he’s acting out—throwing food, hitting his sister, etc. We’re doing a lot of time outs at the […]

Job 19: Brother in Arms

The other day JP asked me, “Can you play hide and seek with me?”   What do you do? You put everything else down, and you play hide and seek with your kid. We went upstairs and I said, “OK, let’s play hide and seek.” And very excitedly he said, “Yay! We’re playing hide and […]

Nehemiah 8: Why Study the Bible?

We live awash in words, more so than any previous generation. Words scream at us from social media, nag us from newpapers, bully us from billboards, and inundate our inboxes. And we go home at night to watch mindless chatter from TV, or incessant arguing as the political commentators interrupt one another so that you […]