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Happy March and Happy Miniature Monday!

This Bible caught my eye because of its interesting structure.  Called “The Finger New Testament” it is longer than it is wide, and roughly the shape of a finger.  Why this shape would be more useful than others, I cannot tell. According ABEBooks.com, this edition dates from 1892.

Finger New Testament.  Oxford University Press, Henry Frowde: London. [1892] The Charlotte Smith Miniature Collection.

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-Laura

Let’s just take drinking. It’s a conviction for me that I can’t drink at all. I know about abusing it. I know about it destroying relationships and I’ve seen it. But I’m not gonna push that on someone else and I’m not gonna look down on them if they drink. I’m not gonna say that they need to not drink either. That’s my conviction. For me, I know I’d abuse it because I’ve done it in the past. So I know it’s wrong for me. So if I see somebody else doing that, that’s their thing and they have their own thing. So that’s how we approach everything. The Bible says if you know something is a sin and you go ahead and do it then for you it is a sin. And maybe my faith is weak in some things where I can’t do certain things that other people can do. The main thing, which I love, Saint Augustine, in Confessions said, ‘Love, and then do whatever you wish.’ Because if it really is loving, as the Bible describes loving: ‘Love is patient, love is kind, it’s not jealous or rude or proud. It keeps no record of wrong, it’s not self-centred, it’s not boastful.’ If you test it all that way then you are being loving and you can do whatever you want so long as it’s in love.
—  Lacey Sturm

(Jeremiah 18:1, 3, 5 MSG)

God told Jeremiah, “Up on your feet! Go to the potter’s house. When you get there, I’ll tell you what I have to say.” So I went to the potter’s house, and sure enough, the potter was there, working away at his wheel. Whenever the pot the potter was working on turned out badly, as sometimes happens when you are working with clay, the potter would simply start over and use the same clay to make another pot. Then God’s Message came to me: “Can’t I do just as this potter does, people of Israel?” God’s Decree! “Watch this potter. In the same way that this potter works his clay, I work on you, people of Israel.

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Jesus Christ is stronger than the storm.