Rembrandt and Redemption

Rembrandt and Redemption

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I have a new favorite piece of art, and I have to admit that the basis of my appreciation is my own interpretation of the artwork. I haven’t researched the piece, so I don’t know what the artist intended for me to understand.

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Top Ten Tuesday: V is for Vulnerable

Top Ten Tuesday: V is for Vulnerable

Top Ten Tuesday

Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author of Lies Women Believe, wrote,

Most people–even Christians–have unthinkingly exposed themselves to so much deception that they do not even realize they are being deceived (35).

Every day, we are vulnerable to an attack from Satan.  He “holds out the glittering promise of ‘real life'” (32), desiring to “win our affections, influence our choices, and destroy our lives” (32).

On our own, we are defenseless.  Like a rose in a hurricane, we can do nothing to stop the onslaught.  Thankfully, we don’t have to fight alone.  The verses below show that when we are vulnerable to Satan’s lies, God is ready with the truth.

Ten Verses for When You Feel Vulnerable

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Top Ten Tuesday: U is for Ugly

Top Ten Tuesday: U is for Ugly

Top Ten Tuesday

I’ve never read the book Backwards Beauty, but the short videos are pretty funny.

The author of Backwards Beauty, Jessie Minassian, takes a satirical approach to showing girls, “You have a beauty the world doesn’t understand.”   After listening to her interview a few years ago on Focus on the Family, I came to appreciate her “completely illogical” approach to to teaching girls to view themselves through God’s eyes.  She gives her readers “10 steps to feel your worst!”

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Top Ten Tuesday: T is for Tired

Top Ten Tuesday: T is for Tired

Top Ten Tuesday

Last week, I said that everyone is stressed.  This week, I’ll propose that everyone is tired.

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Ten Verses for When You Feel Tired

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Top Ten Tuesday: S is for Stressed

Top Ten Tuesday: S is for Stressed

Top Ten Tuesday

Is there anyone who doesn’t feel stressed?  Hanna-Barbera told us that life would be so much easier in the 2000s when we would live like the Jetsons with robots, home computers, teleconferencing, and movies on our watches.

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Top Ten Tuesday: R is for Retaliatory

Top Ten Tuesday: R is for Retaliatory

“Criminals should be punished, not fed pastries.”

– Lemony Snicket

Top Ten Tuesday

It’s human nature; we want people to get their just deserts (not just desserts).  We want them to feel the negative effects of their misdeeds.  We want them to suffer for their actions.  We want them to pay.

Ten Verses for When You Feel Retaliatory

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Top Ten Tuesday: O is for Old

Top Ten Tuesday: O is for Old

Top Ten Tuesday

I like to think that I am still a “youngin’,” but every time I see new students arrive on campus, I feel a little bit older.  Then I go to the gym and share the pool with the water aerobics class, and I realize that my day is coming.

Today’s verses give me hope that God will be faithful throughout my entire life, no matter how long (or short) that may be.

Ten Verses for When You Feel Old

1. I John 2:17

And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.

2. Psalm 37:25

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