Christ, Spiritual

As For Me and My House

All my life I've heard people quote an edited version of Joshua 24:15: (Choose you this day whom ye shall serve. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.) To tell the truth the scripture has never made much of an impact on me. It seemed kind of . . . well… Continue reading As For Me and My House

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Deep-ish Thoughts, Leviticus, Spiritual

Leviticus 3-6

My road-trip through the Bible got stalled for a few weeks because I got caught up in yet another deadline -- and, I'll admit, because I'm in Leviticus, which isn't exactly an enthralling book. Thankfully, our God is a forgiving God, and a patient God. But He's also a consistent God. Once He asks us… Continue reading Leviticus 3-6

Spiritual

Exodus 15-17

The Israelites have escaped Pharaoh and now they're wandering in the desert. They're excited and happy. They sing songs of praise to God and to Moses. In Chapter 15 of Exodus, they're full of praise. They're singing. They're dancing. They're shouting for joy. 2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become… Continue reading Exodus 15-17

Spiritual, Trust

Exodus 3-4

Moses has fled Egypt and settled in a strange land. He's busy working here, tending his father-in-law's sheep. Life's good. He's happy, or at least content. And then one day, after he takes the flocks to Horeb (which the notes I made in the margins of my Bible tell me means "Desolation") God speaks to… Continue reading Exodus 3-4

Spiritual

A Stranger in a Strange Land

Exodus begins long enough after Joseph's death that the new King of Egypt doesn't know who Joseph was. He's ruling over a country filled with outsiders who are not only prosperous, but who outnumber the Egyptians by a wide margin--wide enough to make the king start thinking maybe he ought to be concerned. I mean,… Continue reading A Stranger in a Strange Land