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“No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!”  I was expecting this Inquisition, but week has been “different.”  While I was trying to prepare, my father-in-law became ill.  The day before we were set to leave to Tucson, he was admitted to the hospital with severe renal failure.  We drove down to Bradenton just in case.  Thankfully, he was brought to the hospital in the nick of time.  They put him on dialysis, and he should recover soon.   But it was scary, and we did not expect to spend 3-4 hours in the car getting there and back.  While we were gone the home inspection took place.  The inspector said that our home was “well taken care of” so we passed.  The sale process continues.

Thursday was a long travel day.  After a short night’s sleep we left for the airport at 5:30 am.  I broke from my pattern of using the satellite parking to try one of these park & ride services.  We tried Park Fast and Relax.  I am so glad we did.  I didn’t realize the offered paper was free.  But the parking was covered and the very clean shuttle van pulled up to our parking space.  We saved money and were at our terminal more quickly.  I can’t believe I waited this long to try it out.

Since we did not have a long layover in Chicago, we picked up sandwiches while waiting for our flight to board in Orlando.  Some nice sandwiches from Au Bon Pain, the Roast Beef Caesar Sandwich.  My tea was so hot I nearly needed asbestos gloves to handle the cup.  We were both wiped out from the past few days, so I did not get any studying done on the first leg of our trip.  I worked on a crossword puzzle.

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Nehemiah’s enemies sought to promote fear.  Oddly, they feared him because they saw that he was getting the job done.  They knew they had to cripple or remove him somehow.  They sought to inspire fear in him & the people (the Hebrew word for fear is found in 6:9, 13,14 & 19).  Rather than fear man, Nehemiah feared God.  The tables are turned because after the wall is completed the surrounding nations were afraid.

One resource in exploring and addressing the fear of man is Ed Welch’s excellent book When People are Big and God is Small.  I can’t recommend it enough.

In doing some research for illustrations, I realized I wish I could play this Monty Python clip for them.

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