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Mteja?

Mteja is the Swahili word for “subscriber.” It is the first word spoken by the sweet, friendly recorded voice that comes on when you call someone and they don’t answer. By default, the word has come to mean “not available” … Continue reading

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Conditional

We had a rich and rewarding walk through the Bible over the last two weeks. To top it off, we read the book of Hebrews in our Sunday service. Written to a Jewish ‘audience,’ Hebrews really helps make sense of … Continue reading

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Curses

Curses. We kind of know what they are. In the back of my mind, I know well the maxim, especially in the Old Testament, that blessings follow obedience and curses follow disobedience. I am also aware of the many “if” … Continue reading

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Do Not Forget!

Just in case, by any chance, or at any one time, we think that our own worth has earned us our stand in life—we should just read the book of Deuteronomy. It is very easy to believe that the good … Continue reading

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Mercy

The prophets spew out a lot of judgment, and God does punish the ‘rebellious house.’ Both the northern kingdom and southern kingdoms are now in exile in our readings. But the prophets make it clear that God does not delight … Continue reading

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My Assignment

In reading the Old Testament, we find ourselves wading through list after list of job descriptions. Every Levite had an appointed task in the temple. Every craftsman had a defined assignment. When it was time to move camp, every tribe … Continue reading

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Jonah

On my knees at 5 a.m., my heart was more full of complaining than thanksgiving. I often console myself by saying, “Even David complained a lot.” In response, I felt God saying, “You are acting like Jonah.” OUCH! It wasn’t … Continue reading

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