Made for THIS!!

Today’s world can be confusing. Young people are told that they should have a college degree and they study the “list” of degree programs, trying to navigate their options. What is their purpose? In Israel, there was one family who had a special purpose. The Levites were the priests. They ministered to the Lord and […]

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Does God Behave Badly??

The conversation at the breakfast table got very lively this week. “That’s not fair!” “God was mean!” “Why would God do that?!” I took a deep breath and mentally stepped back. I hadn’t expected the children to respond this way to our Bible study, but okay, why not? Lets tackle this head on. And I […]

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A Reflection of Psalm 23, Day One

The Lord is My Shepherd Happy Thanksgiving! Fall is my favorite season. The colors and the crops, the cool temps and shorter days, and our family birthdays are all reminders of God’s provision.  After a summer of long hours investing in lives at camp, tending the gardens, and caring for animals, fall is a culmination […]

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A Joseph Heart

The past week’s “Essential 100” scripture reading carried me through the life of Joseph. The child of Jacob’s older age and the only child of his beloved wife Rachel, Joseph was treated with special preference.  We see how this created jealously and anger in his older brothers and they sold him into slavery in Egypt, […]

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When Suffering is a Privilege

My nearly 13 year old daughter came in to do her morning kitchen chore and began telling me how she used to want to live to be really old {“like, over 100”}, but she changed her mind. “Oh?”  I asked.  Why? Turns out she thinks if she lives long, she might live right into the […]

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