Ezra’s birthday is coming up and I wanted to give him his own post… not to highlight milestones like I do with the girls but because I want to publically praise God for him and share some of the ways he supports, challenges, and encourages me. 405 more words
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Nothing quite brings out the inner crazy of someone quite like the Star Wars rumour mill. With the Last Jedi approaching us fans will literally take the smallest detail and blow it up in the hopes of getting some nugget of truth from the upcoming film. 732 more words
The rise of the Persian Empire will prove to be a real blessing to the exiled nation of Israel. Unlike the Assyrians and the Babylonians, who believed in the uprooting of their captives, Persia’s policy is one of repatriation and maintaining the status quo of the political, social and religious situation to the extent possible. 342 more words
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9 After these things had been done, the leaders came to me and said, “The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighboring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites.