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Our King
September 8th, 2021
The older I get the more moved I am when reading of the stately, regal presence of kings. Where does this innate, at times emotional, honor come from? Why am I so drawn to Aslan as the rightful King o...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Real Marriage
August 23rd, 2021
Marriages often travel through three stages over some period of time. The new couple may well begin infatuated with each other and, over time, with the realization that this person has flaws and issue...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Messiah in the Psalms
July 7th, 2021
The Psalms are filled with references to the “anointed” one and to many of the things that Jesus went through and said in his earthly ministry. How is it that literature dating back, in many cases, mo...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Being a Sanctuary
June 30th, 2021
Our journey through Psalm 73 has brought us to a turnaround point for Asaph. He describes it as a time when he “went into the sanctuary of God” (Ps. 73:17). New observations began to take root in his ...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Prophets of Weirdness
June 17th, 2021
With all due respect, these guys are really weird! Why would God want the very people who are said to be his “mouthpiece” to be so strange, so anti-social, so bizarre? Don’t believe me? Consider:...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Light Breaks Through: The Sanctuary of God and a New Perspective (Psalm 73)
June 2nd, 2021
We’ve moved slowly through the first half of Psalm 73, noting Asaph’s lament over the prosperity of the wicked. And we’ve sought to extract truth and wisdom to apply to today, in our own lives and in ...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Reading the Bible without Snoring
May 14th, 2021
It has been suggested that we give some thought to reading the Bible out loud as we have opportunity – family, small groups, Sunday school, before supper, after supper, before bed, when you can’t slee...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Yes, It Can Happen Here. And It Has. (Psalm 73)
May 12th, 2021
Asaph served and wrote during the years of King David’s reign in Jerusalem (1000-962 B.C.), and in part of Solomon’s reign thereafter. By and large these were good years for the nation. Times of milit...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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How is Good to be Measured? (Psalm 73)
May 12th, 2021
Asaph’s Psalm 73 lament understandably is magnified by what he observes among his own people and their leaders. He finds them, the chosen people of God, drifting away from God’s Law and often adopting...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Systemic Rebellion II
April 30th, 2021
It seems I have written too many blogs on rebellion. Unfortunately, rebellion is a significant story line in the OT. From the divided kingdom after Solomon’s death to the Babylonian captivity covered ...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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When the Past is a Trap (Psalm 73)
April 26th, 2021
And so it has come to this. Our friend Asaph, a godly man and leader, confesses something that is hard for us to believe. Does he truly mean that he views his life with some regret? That he may have m...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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Why Should the Rantings of the Wicked Matter?
April 21st, 2021
We’re seeing that Asaph’s lament in Psalm 73 arises from what he perceives as the “prosperity of the wicked” (vs. 3). Note his observations of the wicked. They seem prosperous, healthy, successful, at...  Read More
by Samantha Wichman
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