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

December 2nd, 2013

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Clothed in Animal Skins Icon: Scripture Passage: Genesis 3 The third chapter of Genesis is a difficult chapter. From the very first line there is foreboding: “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other wild animal that the LORD … Read More

December 1st, 2013

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Creation Icon: Scripture: Genesis 1 & 2; Psalm 139 It rains so often here on the West Coast of Canada in winter that when the sun breaks through it is always invigorating. The Story of Creation begins with these words: … Read More

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