I was having a conversation earlier this afternoon with someone about reading the Bible. The conversation reminded me of the common difficulty people run into when reading the Bible. How to make sense of the overall story of the Bible. While the Bible is a collection of individual stories and books, it is also a … Continue reading February 7th, Reading the Bible
A while back I made a cryptic post on Facebook that simply said, "I choose not to live in fear." I am sure there were some that thought whoopdeedoo. Some may thought so what? My Facebook feed has been full of posts lately about border security, border wall, refugee posts etc. I have stayed mostly … Continue reading January 6th, I choose not to live in fear.
Happy New Year to all of you. As we begin 2019 I had some thoughts to share with you tonight that came to me during my evening prayer. God's love for you. God's love for all of us. It's impossible for us as finite human beings to contemplate the magnitude of God's existence for us … Continue reading January 1st, Happy New Year
If you're not a Catholic, then you probably have never heard or read this story. It comes from the second book of Maccabees. Why 1st or 2nd Maccabees are not in a Protestant Bible is for a whole other day. The short answer is, Martin Luther said they and along with five other books weren't … Continue reading November 22nd. Mom’s, Faith, and Martyrdom.
Exodus 11:10-12:14 Although Moses and Aaron performed various wonders in Pharaoh's presence, the LORD made Pharaoh obstinate, and he would not let the children of Israel leave his land. The LORD said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, "This month shall stand at the head of your calendar; you shall reckon it … Continue reading July 21, Passin Over
There are a lot of people in this world that are like Moses. They work hard, try and live a good moral life and do the right thing, but do not know God. Moses didn't know God. He knew the Egyptian gods, but did not know God. The Egyptian gods were made up and created by the Egyptian people to remedy whatever situation they found themselves into at the time. They had a god for this, and a god for that. They idolized their gods into things like animals and celestial objects. The Israelites had one God, the true God of their fathers. Yet after years of being slaves in Egypt, and being indoctrinated into the Egyptian religions, they had all but forgotten their God. But God had not forgotten them.