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Jun 29, 202027

The Spirit of Excellence: A Series on David – More Than We Ask or Think

David – by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 1624 Continued from my previous post :…s-on-david-faith/    The Battle of Champions Goliath cursed David by the names of his gods and bellowed, “Come over here, boy, and I will give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” “You come to me with a sword, spear, and […]

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Mar 25, 202017

Divine Intervention

Not too long ago, Katniss, our overly affectionate “compound cat”, gave birth to four kittens in our tool shed. Later, she moved her one-week-old kittens behind our barbecue set. However, that very night, there was a sudden, heavy downpour. Working on an assignment in my bedroom, I called Darianne, my youngest sister who was downstairs, […]

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Jan 4, 202011

The Spirit of Excellence: A Series on David – Faith

Continued from my previous post ( … The Valley of the Shadow of Death Armed with only a staff, slingshot, and these five stones, David coolly approached Goliath. “Abner, whose son is this young man?” King Saul inquired the commander of his army as they spectated the battle of champions from afar. “I really don’t […]

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Oct 14, 201916

The Spirit of Excellence: A Series on David – Follow His Leading & Be Still

Continued from my previous post…..   The king presented David with his very own armor – a bronze helmet and a coat of mail. After he clad himself with the armor, David strapped the sword over it and took a step or two to see what it was like – he had never worn such […]

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Mar 19, 201926

The Spirit of Excellence: A Series on David – Here Am I, Send Me

Here Am I, Send Me Continued from my previous post… The Giant of Gath Now, the Philistines and the Israelites were at war. The Philistines were “Sea People” who sailed from Greece. In fact, the meaning of Philistines is “immigrants”. The Philistines pitched camp on a hill in Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh and Azekah, while […]

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Jan 15, 201931

The Spirit of Excellence: A Series on David – The Not-Just-Another-Harp-Player

The Not-Just-Another-Harp-Player Continued from my previous post… Since King Saul rebelled against God, the Spirit of the Lord left Saul; as a result, a demon had entered him. Thus, Saul became depressed and fearful. Saul’s servants identified the reason for his sudden change in behavior. Thus, they suggested that he have a good musician play […]

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Dec 30, 201841

The Spirit of Excellence: A Series on David

1 Samuel 16 – 18 Alright, I confess! I may have more than a slight obsession with King David as well. I mean, there are just so many admirable characteristics which he possesses which I myself desire to portray. On my last post, I expounded on the Spirit of Excellence. If you have not read […]

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Feb 12, 201823

The Spirit of Excellence: Daniel 1

As you may be aware, I really admire the prophet Daniel – perhaps his name has something to do with it or the fact that he hung out with lions. Ever since I was a child, I always aspired to be like him. Why? He was just perfect! Anyways, I am ecstatic to do a […]

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Mar 16, 20153

The Coronation

The dark-eyed damsel stared at her reflection on the brazen mirror. Her perfectly coiffed hair framed her lovely oval face. She glimpsed down at the raiment specifically picked for her. Ornate silks imported from the faraway lands of India dyed Tyrian purple by the extraction of scarce mollusks adorned her slender frame; moreover, the finest […]

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Jan 28, 20138

Journey for the Bride

Genesis 24 The lone and level sand stretched far away. The scorching sun glared askance into the eyes of the weary desert travelers heading toward the fertile land of Mesopotamia. The words of Abraham reverberated iteratively in the mind of Eliezer, who ruled over all of Abraham’s belongings. “Put, I pray thee, thy hand under […]

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