December 16th, 2013

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A friend like Jonathan Icon: Scripture: The stories of the Kings of Israel extend from I Samuel through to II Chronicles. Today, we will draw from i and II Samuel as we pull thoughts from King David’s reign. Following the years … Read More

December 15th, 2013

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Ruth and Naomi Icon: Scripture: The Book of Ruth When I read the story of Ruth I am drawn to the way Ruth and Naomi posture their lives toward each other as they journey through devastating loss and subsistence living.  … Read More

December 14th, 2013

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Gideon – mighty man of valour Icon: Scripture: Judges 6 & 7 Gideon isn’t an intimidating hero.  His abilities and moral character do not stretch high like a tower casting an imposing shadow over us all.  He is initially cynical, scoffing at … Read More

December 13th, 2013

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Rahab’s family Icon: Scripture: Joshua 2, 6 Nestled within the spectacular story of Joshua and Jericho is the story of a woman who lives on the margins of Jericho’s bustling city life.  Rahab was a prostitute and this one word … Read More

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

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