Many of us have a love-hate relationship with “reconciliation” – as most of us would argue that it’s simply hard. I mean REALLY hard and often times painful. And yet the difficulty or pain of it shouldn’t deter us from the holiness of it. Continue reading FamilyFire: TRYING to Reconcile My Struggle with Reconciliation
Today’s podcast jumps in to the second Judge in Israel’s history: Ehud. It’s a story that is intentional and meant to be humerous in the facts shared. And yet with all the facts we are given this isn’t a story about Ehud but of God. It’s a story that shows us the intentionality of a Judge all the while declaring the intentionality of God towards his undeserving children. Continue reading Judges 3:12-30 God’s Response to Undeserving People
Each morning I spend time reading scripture and this morning 4 simple verses popped out at me. Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more … Continue reading Divisions Smavisions!
Outside of being a minister and writing my own meandering thoughts sometimes I also carve out a little time to write for a branch of the denomination that I serve (Christian Reformed Church) called “FamilyFire.” Their goal is to provide blogs and thoughts from a Christian worldview. The hope is that we all realize we struggle and we all need help. They have wonderful stuff … Continue reading FamilyFire: Confronting My Fears
Today’s podcast is our 2nd in the series and really should be seen as an “over-arching understanding” of the whole book of Judges. So while we don’t get specifically INTO a judge what we get is WHAT was going on and why. Continue reading Judges 2:6-23 The Saving Work of God
Today’s podcasts looks at the attempts of the different tribes of Israel as they begin to settle in the land God gave them. And what we see and find is that God gave them 2 tasks…and they fail at both. Continue reading Judges 1:19-2:5 Intentional Faithfulness