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About Stand in the Rain Blogger

Trying to be who God made me, I am wary of my influences. I avoid the culture that surrounds me, for the most part. I soaked up that crap for 40 years. I am trying to replace the word of the world with the unvarnished Word of God.** I like people, but I like solitude just as much. Go figure.** I adore Jesus Christ. I am flipped-out, flamingly and fervently in love with Him. I count it a privilege to draw breath in His universe. All my springs are in Him.** I am crazy about my wife, Shelley. She outshines the sun. I can't help it if I'm lucky.** My heroes are my kids--Caitlin, Gwenlyn, Frankie, & Eddy. I aspire to be like them when I grow up.

the plagues of Egypt

(by Professor Dave) The Word for today: Exodus 10, 11 There are some people who question God’s hardening of Pharaoh’s heart, as if somehow God was preventing him from believing in God. This, however, stems from a misunderstanding of what … Continue reading

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“That they may know that I am the LORD.”

The Word for today:Exodus 9 Yesterday, Pastor Joe wrote about the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart. It was a clear and forceful explanation of “the classic conundrum between God’s sovereignty and man’s free will.” Today, I’m going to talk about the … Continue reading

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heart petrification

  (by Pastor Joe) The Word for Today: Exodus 8 Petrified hearts are very difficult to cure. If I have hardening of the arteries, I can exercise more or take Lipitor. But a hardened heart is much more difficult to … Continue reading

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ever Savior, ever saving

The Word for today:Exodus 6:10-7:25 One of the most misleading phrases in our Christian lingo is this one: “I was saved in 1988.” The phrase confines salvation to the past tense and leaves it there. But salvation is always on the … Continue reading

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echoing consequences: “Because of I AM, I am…”

The Word for today:Exodus 4:18-6:9 mark this: Exodus 3:2-3And the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold, the bush was burning, yet it was not … Continue reading

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