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EXODUS

GET UP… leave… take off – these words are good ones for those trapped or enslaved. Some resist their marching orders, however, preferring present surroundings to a new, unknown environment.  1,168 more words

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ECCLESIASTES

THE MOULDED bunny lies in the basket, surrounded by green paper “grass”. With Easter morning eyes wide with anticipation, the little boy carefully lifts the chocolate figure and bites into one of the long ears.  1,159 more words

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ESTHER

DRAMA, power, romance, intrigue – this is the stuff of which best-selling novels are made. But far from a modern piece of fiction, those words describe a true story, lived and written centuries ago.  1,262 more words

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Foolish Promises

Young girl, she walks the hills
and the secret places in the wastes.
She watches the sun rise and fall
and bathes in the stars silver light. 364 more words

Poetry

GENESIS

BEGIN… start… commence… open… There’s something refreshing and optimistic about these words, whether they refer to the dawn of a new day, the birth of a child, the prelude of a symphony, or the first miles of a family holiday.  1,283 more words

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1 Kings Chapter 19

Jezebel had married Ahab, who was the king of Israel. She was from Sidon and had brought with her the practice of worshipping Baal and other false gods. 1,724 more words

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ZECHARIAH

THE FUTURE – that vast uncharted sea of the unknown, holding joy or terror, comfort or pain, love or loneliness. Some people fear the days to come, wondering what evils lurk in the shadows, others consult seers and future-telling charlatans, trying desperately to discover its secrets.  1,137 more words

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