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God Dabbles in Home Design – Ezekiel, Part Four

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) Finally – and solely for his own amusement this time – God performed one more little trick with sticks … Continue reading

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Missing the Point – Ezekiel, Part Three

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) Ezekiel’s dismay at the impending destruction of Jerusalem was alloyed, it must be admitted, with a smidgen of guilty … Continue reading

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Dung Cakes for Dinner – Ezekiel, Part Two

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) First, God helped Ezekiel build a model of Jerusalem out of a few tiles and a pan. Waiting till … Continue reading

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Snacking on the Words of the Lord – Ezekiel, Part One

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) During the period of their captivity in Babylon, the Jews had to become quite inventive in order to keep … Continue reading

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Excuse Me, But Your Proverbial Agenda Is Showing!

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) Down through the ages have come the sacred proverbs – many, many proverbs – some pithy and useful, some … Continue reading

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Close Encounters of the Prophetic Kind

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) It would be natural to suppose that the prophet Isaiah’s desire for women had been quite destroyed by his … Continue reading

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Nobody Likes a Know-It-All

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) God sent the prophet Isaiah to King Hezekiah with a warning. “Don’t get too complacent, because God intends that … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Hurt To Ask

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) When the prophet Elijah sensed that his end was near and set off on a final farewell stroll from … Continue reading

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Solomon Builds Post Office Central for the Lord

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) The years of peace and commerce during King Solomon’s reign allowed him to complete his most important work. Out … Continue reading

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Shish Kaboob, Anyone?

(an outtake from Once More, From the Beginning. This is one of the bits that didn’t make it into the book.) Abimelech, son of Gideon, followed in his father’s footsteps as a soldier, although God never actually appointed him a … Continue reading

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