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On Wednesday we noted one portion of Deborah’s song found in Judges 5, but this week, notice Judges 5:23 with me: ‘Curse Meroz,’ said the angel of the Lord,‘Curse its inhabitants bitterly,Because they did not come to the help of the Lord,To the help of the Lord against the mighty.’ I find this verse particularly interesting because an entire nation of

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Deborah is a fascinating woman in the Bible. She is a prophetess, a judge of Israel, and a singer. However, one of the lesser discussed characteristics that Deborah possesses is that she was an encourager. She wasn’t prideful, haughty or conceited; instead, she wanted the people of God to succeed, even if that took away

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Maybe you’ve noticed that complaining is a fairly regular topic on my blog. Mostly that’s because it is something that I struggle with a lot and I need regular reminders that it isn’t acceptable (Phil. 2:14-15). However, another reason is because it permeates our culture. Now obviously a lot of sinful things permeate our culture,

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Finally, we are getting back in the swing of things! Life is settling down, and Charleston is becoming home! The house is unpacked, and now we’re ready to hit the ground running with all of the old things we love but have neglected. The Light Network is a critical part of life in the Hatfield home.

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I love when the Bible gives me tests of faithfulness. There are a lot of times when I can deceive myself by thinking, “Oh, you’re not really doing that, so you’re ok!” or “You don’t struggle with that horrible awful thing, so you’re a super-awesome Christian!” And then, there are verses like Romans 8:5 that

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Published on August 7, 2014, in Comfort, God, OT.

Isaiah 40 is a fascinating chapter, speaking to the scientific foreknowledge of our God. On top of that, though, it gives a beautiful picture of our Almighty that sometimes I forget. Starting in verse 21, Isaiah writes, “Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have

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Published on August 5, 2014, in Christianity, Church, OT, Work.

There are a lot of times when our human minds feel like they have to categorize things. We live in a culture that is constantly rating: deciding what or who is best, which is prettier, what is the most useful, etc. Sometimes this is good, like when I’m reading labels at the grocery store, and

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