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Allan Smith
Works at Arrow Employment Services
Attended Western, WSU
Lives in Hong Kong
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( image from David LaChapelle ) Which is better?  a) go to church or b) go to a bar ? Jesus spent time in church (the synagogue) but he also so much time with people who partied that his enemies called him a "glutton and a ...
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Do you want God to treat you as a baby or a grown child of God? In his letter to Christians at Galatia Paul says "you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus." In the NLT version there was a footnote that said "...
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We have a good group of leaders who want to learn how to read and understand the Bible. I'm going to publish some Bible studies to help them learn the basics of reading the Bible. Here is the first one.
Yesterday, we had our first class on how to read the Bible. Most of those attending struggle with Bible reading. We live in a day when people don't read in depth, instead we skim read. Our fingers flick through facebook posts...
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Practising SOAP Bible Study method, pt. 3
I'm spending some time using the SOAP method of Bible Study and devotion. The American Bible Society has something similar. They ask you to Pray and quiet your heart first. Then Read scripture slowly, noting intriguing words ...
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I use a compass when I go geocaching (look it up). The compass helps me fulfill my mission of locating the hidden cache. Priorities are like a compass. If we follow them we will reach our intended destination. Jesus had clear...
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This morning I poured a cup of coffee and sat down on the sofa to read my Bible. Kitty came over and snuggled next to me. When kitty (yeah, that's his name) rubs against my pant's leg or sits on my lap he often leaves behind ...
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Some thoughts on Isaiah 40 & Christmas
I gave up on the Daily Bread Christmas devotion because their scripture selection had nothing to do with Christmas. I have no idea why they called their devotion a "Christmas devotional". It was totally random. Changed to a 5...
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Hi June,

I was reading their Christmas reading plan in the Bible app. The Bible app has hundreds of reading plans. The first one I chose was from the Daily Bread, but didn't seem related to Christmas at all. It was probably mislabeled.

Bible.com has many versions and reading plans to follow.

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2nd of Christmas devotionals to help our JIFF ladies learn how to read the Bible. 
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Part 4 of SOAP, Finding the secret message in Colossians. They don't want you to know. 
I've been practicing the SOAP Bible study method. The more I use this, the more I prefer the 3'Rs of the American Bible Society: Read, Reflect, Respond. Simpler and still they contain all the essentials. As I walked this a.m...
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Practising SOAP Bible Study method, pt 2
I'm practicing the SOAP method of Bible Study and listening to God. We Christians have turned Bible Study into such an academic scientific thing - it's a bit scary. I'm assuming the acronym SOAP is also meant to convey that b...
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We help people find a livelihood, and a life.
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  • Arrow Employment Services
    owner, 2006 - present
  • WorldVenture
    representative, 1985 - present
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Kennewick, WA.
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Grew up in Kennewick, WA. (love the desert). I've been in Hong Kong since 1988 (love the rain). Focused on starting churches and developing leaders among the Chinese until 2006. Since then we've been running a small business and see what God might do through this platform. Its a joy!
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My beautiful supportive wife, Ione, my two daughters, Jen and Colleen and my brilliant grandson Ethan
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  • Western, WSU
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