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Leigh Powers
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Bible study and devotional writer, freelance editor, and speaker blogging at www.leighpowers.com
Bible study and devotional writer, freelance editor, and speaker blogging at www.leighpowers.com

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Daniel did not choose his circumstances. Jehoiakim, King of Judah, allowed Judah to become a Babylonian vassal for three years. Then Jehoiakim rebelled against Nebuchadnezzar. Babylon moved swiftly to quash the rebellion and besieged Jerusalem. When…
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  Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious…
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As we’ve seen already in our study of 1 Peter, the Christians of Asia Minor Peter was writing to did not live in a world that was overly friendly to their faith. Only worshiping one God? How strange. And a crucified Messiah? Stranger still. Refusing to…
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Imagine a builders yard. The ground is cleared. Construction is ready to begin. There in the corner is a block of stone–dressed, hewn, and ready to be set in place. The builders have set it aside as inferior, not realizing that the architect has already…
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A note from Leigh: I’m pleased to have fellow writer and ministry wife friend Bobi Ann Allen guest posting for me today. And I have exciting news for all of you pastor’s wives and ministry wives out there. Keep reading to find out more!   But by the grace…
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In Saving Private Ryan, Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) is sent behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), whose three brothers have all been killed in combat. Miller’s mission is to find Private Ryan and get him safely home. But when…
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Sometimes the end helps make sense of the beginning. One thing I enjoy in a well-written book is seeing how the details all get pulled together. Sometimes it’s obvious–there’s a good chance that they guy who drowned and whose body was never found is not…
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Over the next few weeks we will be embarking on a study of 1 Peter. I’ve been drawn to this book lately. 1 Peter deeply resonates with the times in which we live. The book speaks both of our identity in Christ and how to live faithfully in a culture that…
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Our family has been watching the Olympics this week. Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, and Simone Biles and the rest of the U.S. Women’s gymnastics team–it’s been awesome to watch. I love watching these athletes compete, but I also enjoy it when these…
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Last week we went to the Mississippi Petrified Forest. It’s not as well known as the national park in Arizona, but we enjoyed walking the easy trail and seeing the ancient pieces of petrified wood. The wood in the Mississippi forest came from ancient…
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