December 12th, 2013

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And people for God’s own possesion Icon: Scripture: Exodus 19-20 And God said to Moses…’if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, you shall be my treasured possession among all peoples, for all the earth is mine, … Read More

December 11th, 2013

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Remembering the Red Sea Icon: Scripture: Exodus 14 & 15 Come with me to the far banks of the Red Sea, where the People of Israel, after crossing through on dry ground with walls of water on each side, still … Read More

December 10th, 2013

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The God who intersects the story Icon: Scripture: Exodus 6-12 There is a verse of instruction that says: ‘…but in your hearts honor Christ the LORD as holy; always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you … Read More

December 9th, 2013

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The communities of Moses Icon: Scripture: Exodus 2 Moses, wasn’t an orphan, he was born into a Hebrew family who were part of an oppressed but thriving community in Egypt.  The Egyptians who had enslaved the Hebrews were concerned about … Read More

December 8th, 2013

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Joseph from the middle Icon: Scripture: Genesis 40 I’ve had a difficult time with the reflection on Joseph meant for today’s post.  I’m feeling like his brothers, irritated with his good looks and easy charm and winning ways.  I feel the frustration … Read More

December 7th, 2013

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Jacob Wrestles Icon: Scripture: Genesis 32 The story of Jacob spans ten chapters of Genesis, 25-35.  I could write about many different parts of Jacob’s journey, but none capture my imagination more than the solitary night he wrestled with the … Read More

December 6th, 2013

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Isaac – Abraham’s Sacrifice Icon: Scripture: Gen 22:1-19 May I begin with a confession?  I don’t like this story of the Sacrifice of Isaac.  As a parent of two children I simply can’t comprehend how Abraham got to this place … Read More

December 5th, 2013

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Hagar, Seen and Heard Icon: Scripture: Genesis 16 & 21 I’ve never found the story of Hagar and Ishmael included in a standard rotation of stories leading up to the Christmas season.  After all, the common biblical formula is “the … Read More

December 4th, 2013

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Dec 4 – Abraham and Sarah caught laughing Icon: Scripture: Genesis 15 & 18 Proverbs 13:12 says. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” When God told Abraham under the night sky: … Read More

December 3rd, 2013

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Noah’s 600 year old habit Icon: Scripture: Genesis 6 In the 600th year of Noah’s life a strange thing happened.  It rained for 40 days and 40 nights so that water covered all the land everywhere.  The flood destroyed everything, … Read More

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