Greetings, November!

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Father God, thank You Lord for another new month. Thank You Lord for all the ways You worked in us and through us in October. Lord God, I ask that You will help us to have an even greater desire to live holy for You this month. Lord, this life is not easy! Culture is continuously bombarding us with distractions to keep us from holy living. Lord,  continue to transform our minds and hearts so that we may seek You first and best.

Lord God, as the days get shorter here in the North may we use this time to reflect and meditate on how Your light penetrates darkness. Lord, make us sensitive this month to our Brothers and Sisters who are being persecuted for their faith. Lord God, may those of us who are in positions to worship freely and who have financial resources, may we steward these gifts well. To whom much is given, much is required.

Lord God, good theology always moves from the head to heart to hand. Lord God, may we be hearers of the Word, who value the Word, and act accordingly to do Your Word. Lord, may we strive to obey You more this month than last.

Lord, for those who live in the United States, November is a time to celebrate Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. Regardless of one’s political party, may we never forget the men, women and their families who have given and sacrificed so much. Lord God, only the Good News of Jesus Christ will rid this world of its hatred. Lord, work on the hearts of both believers and unbelievers. Stir believers to live authentic lives and stir unbelievers for their need for You. Lord God, may we value people because You value You people. Lord, You are still in the people using business and may we be used by You to be a light in darkness, to comfort, heal and to love. Lord, help us when we need to point out sin and error to do so with grace and mercy. Lord God, I ask that You make us sensitive to the people around us who are already fretting the upcoming holidays, may we be warm, caring and inviting to them.

Lord God, prepare us for this month and this month for us. Lord God, I ask that for anyone who is like me who looks back on vain regrets and past mistakes to free themselves and let it go. As Warren Wiersbe says, “let the past be a rudder to spur you forward and not an anchor weighing you down.” Thank You Holy Trinity that You are in this place. Thank You for being with this precious reader; right here, right now. Thank You Lord for this reader and their time. In Jesus’s Name I pray. Amen.


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Blue Collar Theologian

My name is Mandy Sweigart-Quinn, I live in Lancaster, PA and I am a “Blue Collar Theologian.” I love Jesus! I am passionate about His Word (The Holy Bible)! I come alive when I can encourage others in their walk with Jesus (whether by writing or speaking). As a “Blue Collar Theologian” it is my aim to live/practice/work out my Christian hope with sincerity, authenticity and genuineness. As a “Blue Collar Theologian,” I strive to meet people right where they are (“Incarnational Theology”). I graduated in May 2019 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School with a Master's in Biblical Studies. I am a passionate, excited and enthusiastic person! I love flowers, sports and sunsets. Since January 2, 2018 I have had the privilege of being married to Nathan.

19 thoughts on “Greetings, November!”

  1. You’re welcome! It’s so nice to be able to to connect with fellow believers in prayer! Oh, our youth are doing well! Thanks for asking! We have a couple of service opportunities coming up at our local nursing home we’re looking forward to! We’re going to sing, doing some chalk drawings, and visit. ☺

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  2. That’s definitely a vital profession. And, yes, indeed, they love having young people in to visit with them! Aww, shucks. Thank you. That’s sweet of you to say! 😊


  3. Mandy, I loved your prayer. That was awesome! It said so much, too. And, I loved your “about the author”, too. That is wonderful that you love God and that you love his word and that you want to keep learning about him more. Thank you for the prayer. That was very meaningful and heartfelt. Sue

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  4. To answer your question: My Hebrew translation is going well! I’m at Ruth 4:16; hope to finish it up this week and begin with preaching Ruth 4. For this Sunday we looked more at the question if there’s a contradiction in the Bible concerning marrying a Moabite, and also the question of courtship and marriage. Hebrew is super exhausting as I love Greek more than Hebrew and this year’s preaching through the OT and reading Grammar books has been hard but a blessing; I’m glad that was my New Year’s Resolution


    1. What a great New Year’s Res! I don’t have “New Years resolutions” I have spiritual goals and my goal for 2019 was to practice Hebrew everyday. I have a tools based knowledge of Hebrew. Do you have Logos? Some of the guys in my cohort use Accordance, I am unfamiliar with their software. I wish I had mastery knowledge but I Thank God daily for the tools He has given us to use! In my OT background we will be introduced to Aramaic and some Syrian dialects, I am looking forward to this! My Greek professor was something else, maybe had I had someone different I would be more interested in Greek. I am absolutely fascinated by the Bible Jesus read, preached, taught! Praying and praising God for you!

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      1. I actually don’t have Logos nor Accordance. I tried to stay away from it for years because of cost and my fear it becomes a crutch that hinder my language ability. But this year or last year I got Bible Works and it was a gift from one of the seminaries I taught overseas. I was very moved they got that for me. But then Bible Works went out of business and I really hope my laptop last a long long time!


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