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The Old and the New

We completed the Old Testament today and entered the New. I must admit that the reading is much easier in the latter. And the New Testament is even further enriched after reading through the Old. When the book of Moses … Continue reading

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View from Under the Sun

Last week we logged 47 hours of Bible reading. We have started the books of the prophets, which run concurrently with the period of the kings. The Bible Read-a-Thon continues, raising funds for the work of DOVE missionaries in Africa (DMA). … 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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CHOICES

Today we read Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges and Ruth. Wow! Reviewing the intrigues of the children of Israel from the time they crossed the Red Sea, in other words, reviewing our readings of yesterday, Moses gave three speeches (Dt 1-4; 5-28; … Continue reading

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I Began to Cry

(Yes, the Bible reading is going on, but today’s post is different). I watched Dr. Brian H. Williams, a trauma surgeon who attended the wounded police officers in Dallas Texas, and I began to cry. “I do not understand why … Continue reading

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The “Big” Question

Contrary to what Maria (in the Sound of Music) would want us to believe, the ‘very beginning’ is not ‘a-b-c’ or ‘do-re-mi.’ The Word of God explains: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Naive

Many people have told me that I am naive. Usually it is an accusation. But allow me, for a moment, to self-defend. What, really, is wrong with believing the best about people? What is wrong with being oblivious to the … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Totally Honest (+Garissa visit)

Yep, after a barrage of posts during the Bible Read-a-Thon, we seem to have gone silent. Catching our breath, or allowing you to catch yours, perhaps? We will now return to several more posts on the “Like a Child” theme. … Continue reading

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Day 8: EXILE

Both the Northern and Southern kingdoms were taken into exile, and Jerusalem destroyed, in our reading today. But even in the desolation, they had a promised hope. “I am with you to save you. Though I completely destroy all the … Continue reading

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Day 5-6: THE KINGS

We have been weaving through I & II Kings, I & II Chronicles, Psalms, Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. Along with the kings of Israel and Judah, Elijah and Elisha feature strongly in these books. I find 1 Kings chapter 11, the … Continue reading

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