Tag Archives: Israel

Enough for today

What if you started every day knowing that God would provide exactly what you needed for that day? Isn’t that what we pray when we say, “Give us this day our daily bread”? Isn’t that what we mean when we … Continue reading

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Crooked Family Trees

Jesse Tree Day 10: There is something about knowing where you come from that draws all of us at some point in our lives. Whether as an individual, a family, a country, or a religion, there is a depth that … Continue reading

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Not a Tame Lion

Jesse Tree Day 8: Lions are powerful and intimidating animals. “Kings of the Jungle.” They are also incredibly beautiful and majestic. Our next stop on the Jesse Tree leads us to Judah. The fourth son of Israel is the one … Continue reading

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When bad things happen to good people

Jesse Tree Day 7: One of my favorite stories in the Bible is that of Joseph and his brothers. Joseph is the favorite of their father, Israel, and the others can’t stand it. It doesn’t help that Joseph is telling … Continue reading

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Bad Things

Do you wonder why God allows bad things to happen? Or maybe even if God makes bad things happen? It’s a tough one, isn’t it? I believe that sometimes things just happen, or God lets them happen because there must … Continue reading

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Regrets

We have all had those moments of being confronted with something that we have done wrong, and regretting our actions. It is especially difficult to realize that you have been unintentionally hurting someone you love. The first thing you want … Continue reading

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That’s the Spirit!

My, there was a lot in the readings this weekend. Did you pay attention? It started out nice enough and then got pretty tough. We’ll start with the nice part and ease you in this week. Happy Monday, right? So, … Continue reading

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Standing Still

Last week, I talked about standing still, and for some reason it has really stuck with me. Moses told the Israelites not to panic as Pharaoh’s troops approached, but to stand still, and I’ve realized that there is a lot in … Continue reading

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Manna From Heaven

So, the Israelites have been wandering in the desert, and every day they receive enough manna for that day. After a while, though, they start to complain. Numbers 11:5-6 “We remember the fish we used to eat without cost in … Continue reading

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Plans

Jeremiah 29:11-14 “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe!  Plans to give you a future full of hope.  When you call me, when you go … Continue reading

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