January 27 – Subversive Hope

Hope does not make life easier. In fact, it does the opposite with good reason.

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January 17 – The Thirteenth Tribe

When the final tally is counted will I be part of that thirteenth tribe? Will I be one of the ones who doesn’t count?

25 Songs of Christmas #14 O Little Town

Oh little town of Bethlehem how still we see thee lie. Until the soldiers come with swords and make your mothers cry. Blood in thy dark streets floweth on this horrible night. The hopes and dreams of all it seems were crushed in thee tonight. It is horrible, isn’t it? This is how I “rewrote”…

June 13 – Counsel Of The Elders

But Rehoboam rejected the advice of the older men and instead asked the opinion of the young men who had grown up with him and were now his advisers. (1 Kings 12:8) Read: 1 Kings 11:1-12:19, Acts 9:1-25, Psalm 131:1-3, Proverbs 17:4-5 Relate: “You’ve always got a better story.” It wasn’t a compliment. I thought it was…

May 13 – The Armor Bearer

Read: 1Samuel 14:1-52, John 7:31-53, Psalm 109:1-31, Proverbs 15:5-7  “Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans,” Jonathan said to his armor bearer. “Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” (1 Samuel 14:6)   Relate: If I have my information…

April 23 – A Job Half Done

Read: Judges 1:1-2:9, Luke 21:29-22:13, Psalm 90:1-91:16, Proverbs 13:24-25 The tribe of Benjamin, however, failed to drive out… The tribe of Manasseh failed to drive out…  The tribe of Ephraim failed to drive out… The tribe of Zebulun failed to drive out… The tribe of Asher failed to drive out… Likewise, the tribe of Naphtali failed…