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Jun
10

Slightly Obsessed #257: The Trifecta of Grace

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“But everyone must be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger….”                                           -James 1:19 A Bible scholar recently posted some interesting news relating to current events on social media. The comment section was instantly bombarded […]

May
20

Slightly Obsessed #256: Silently, He Absorbs Your Pain

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Because in much wisdom there is much grief; and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain. -Ecclesiastes 1:18 A heavy dawn groans into a new day, dragging an underbelly full of yesterday’s burdens. Like the clouds, I awaken gray. Whiny child inhabiting an elder’s body, my first lucid thought of the day is not one of […]

Apr
28

Slightly Obsessed #255: Never Look Away

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  Find the Savior in your storm Peter responded and said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”  And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water, and came toward Jesus.  But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and when he began to sink, […]

Apr
15

Slightly Obsessed #254: Be Not Deceived

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Can you tell the difference between Good and evil? are you sure?   “But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to distinguish between good and evil.” -Hebrews 5:14 We walked through the tall, dry grass with a forester friend as we checked out the progress of the […]

Apr
02

Slightly Obsessed #253: As It Began to Dawn

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  When God Invades Our Despair   Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week…. -Matthew 28:1 So when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus […]

Dec
24

Slightly Obsessed #252: Traditions, Expectations, and a Pandemic

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  What is left when a pandemic takes down our world?        In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly […]

Sep
18

Slightly Obsessed #251: Rosh Hashanah – We Will Be Changed

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Is the Last Trumpet About to Sound?   “Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.” […]

Aug
21

Slightly Obsessed #250: Goliath Will Go Down

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  There’s a reason for the daily battles   “The Philistine also said to David, ‘Come to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field.’ Then David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to […]

Aug
06

Slightly Obsessed #249: Some Are Born to Weep

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  It’s Okay to Cry   Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people! -Jeremiah 9:1 (NASB)   He is known as the weeping prophet. Jeremiah was born in Anathoth, the son of a Hebrew […]

Jul
02

Slightly Obsessed #248: My Father’s America

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When Integrity Made a Nation Great “Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” -Francis Scott Key “All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen them and having welcomed them from a distance, and having confessed that they were […]

Jun
18

Slightly Obsessed #247: What The Prodigal Never Saw

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When a Father Grieves And Jesus said, “A man had two sons. The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the estate that falls to me.’ So he divided his wealth between them. And not many days later, the younger son gathered everything together and went on a journey into a distant country, and […]

Jun
12

Slightly Obsessed #246: There Is Hope

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when the world seems out of control         “This I recall to my mind,         Therefore I have hope.         The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,         For His compassions never fail.         They are new every morning;         Great is Your faithfulness.         ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I have […]

May
28

Slightly Obsessed #245: Are You Rooted?

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Have You been living on the faith of others?   “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?”                              […]

May
21

Slightly Obsessed #244: Where Does God Live?

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Where is God?   “Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?  If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.                                    […]

May
13

Slightly Obsessed #243: Dance the Night Away

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What Will You Do When the Earth Shakes?   “Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Him with timbrel and lyre. For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.” -Psalm 149:3-4 (NASB)   It had been a quiet afternoon on the last […]

May
07

Slightly Obsessed #242: The Year God Sent Us to Our Rooms

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What Are We Learning from the Pandemic?   “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.” -Hebrews 12:11 (NASB)   The children are squabbling. They haven’t done a single thing you asked them to […]

Apr
30

Slightly Obsessed #241: How Then Shall We Live?

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How Would You Spend Today If you Knew Jesus was Coming?   “Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, […]

Feb
23

Slightly Obsessed #240: The Bridegroom Is Coming

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  “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming quickly.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.” -Revelation 22:20 Nothing is by chance in God’s redemptive plan. It was not an accident that Jesus is described in Scripture as the Bridegroom and the Church as His Bride. These are not just poetic pictures. In His Word, God has told us […]

Jan
23

Slightly Obsessed #239: A Parent’s Pain, a Father’s Heart by Pamela Thorson

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“And he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him, and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him, and kissed him.” -Luke 15:20 Hello. My name is Pam Thorson. I am a parent. A parenting book entitled, “Parenting Is Hard and […]

Nov
20

Slightly Obsessed #238: When the Night Closes In by Pamela Thorson

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God said: “‘I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not carried out My commands.’ And Samuel was distressed and cried out to the LORD all night.” -1 Samuel 15:11 For years, I slept like a log. The demands of a growing household often left […]

Apr
23

Most Addictive Song (for now) #001 The Jellyrox “Rebel Tide” (Coffee House Version)

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I’ve been wanting to do a weekly article highlighting one new or recent song that I’ve been listening to way too much because it’s just so good. This series will also double as a song review/recommendation. You can check out this series every week to discover new songs to add to your next playlist. So […]

Apr
03

Five Most Anticipated Albums of 2013 and One That’s Driving Me Crazy

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So with March just behind us that puts three months of music already in the bag. We’ve seen some great releases so far this year like Red, Audio Adrenaline, and Plumb all of which didn’t disappoint. So with part of the year’s best releases already past us I thought it a great time to write […]

Oct
03

Slightly Obsessed #003 – “One Whisper” (Wednesday Devotional) by Pamela Thorson on 2012-10-03 08:49:43

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I may not know what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future. I may listen to a thousand tongues, but I only hear one whisper. “The Future” First CallWhen Elijah fled from the evil queen Jezebel, he was one tired prophet. Exhausted in body and soul, he figured he was a dead […]

Sep
26

Slightly Obsessed #002 – “Enthroned in the Heavens” (Wednesday Devotional) by Pamela Thorson on 2012-09-26 08:02:06

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I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God. -Abraham LincolnIt was just an article about a bird. But it caught my eye because […]

Sep
19

Slightly Obsessed #001 – “Incomparable” (Wednesday Devotional)

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God can use broken instruments to make incomparable music. -Joni Eareckson Tada   In her book A Healing Place, quadriplegic artist and disability advocate Joni Eareckson Tada tells the story of famed violinist Yitzhak Perlman, disabled at a young age by polio. At a concert in 1995, he made his usual painstaking entrance onto the […]

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