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Prophets on the Field of Play

I wrote an article for Western Friend:  https://westernfriend.org/article/prophets-field-play

It's about my experiences as a sporting official and what I've learned from them.  Before you figure that sport and competition aren't part of your life, check out these passages: 

....printed rules are just a starting point. Each sport has its own web of tradition and culture that…

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Added by Jay Thatcher on 2nd mo. 17, 2017 at 1:24pm — 12 Comments

Lessons from Jesus in the big city

Also posted at:  http://jtblog.lindajohansen.com/2016/03/21/lessons-from-jesus-coming-to-the-big-city/

For inspiration and learning, I read a page or two of devotional literature as I start my morning prayer time.  In early December, I usually read some prophet–Isaiah or Jeremiah.  Close to Christmas, I start a…

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Added by Jay Thatcher on 3rd mo. 21, 2016 at 5:07pm — 6 Comments

Toward living water, worship, Spirit & Truth

My devotional reading today was from John’s gospel.  Chapter four starts with Jesus meeting a woman at a well in a town in Samaria.  I actually read the notes in my study Bible this time.  They led me to this history of how the Jews came to disrespect Samaritans:

    ....every nation still made gods of its own and put them in the shrines of the high places that the people of Samaria had made .... They also worshiped the Lord and appointed from among t…

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Added by Jay Thatcher on 4th mo. 17, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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