Monthly Archives: November 2011
From Joyce . . . I am all about solving problems. In fact, I admit that that’s sort of how I look at life: What problem/challenge will I address next? That’s why, when I read from the devotional book given … Continue reading
ELIJAH AT MOUNT CARMEL (1 Kings 18) Brief review of the opening chapters of I Kings Adonijah sets himself up as king David makes Solomon king Solomon asks for wisdom Solomon builds the temple The ark brought to the temple … Continue reading
Using 1 Samuel 13 and 15, and 2 Samuel 11 and 12 as background, we addressed the tragic stories of Saul and David as they proclaimed “I have sinned” in response to the words of the prophets Samuel and Nathan, … Continue reading
I read yesterday Ann Perry’s A Christmas Guest. (Context: Flying home from New York to Kentucky. Yeah! . . . Oops! Yes, Dad, I still love you!) Meet Mariah Ellison, one grumpy, snobby, English grandmamma who no one really likes … Continue reading
I have just completed reading Hugh MacLennan’s Barometer Rising (1941). If you are looking for a Canadian love story set in the context of World War I and the catastrophic explosion of the Mont-Blanc (a freighter carrying explosives) in the … Continue reading
Denis Duncan offers this simple but profound prayer: Give me, O Lord unlimited patience unlimited understanding unlimited love Then I will be able to forgive as I have been forgiven to bless as I have been blessed. Amen.
The Prophets Three great stages of OT History: Patriarchs — tribal rulers, carried out sacrifices, represented families before God; covenant; transmitted the blessing; hereditary; tendency toward corruption Priests — after Sinai the priestly function passed to the tribe of Levi; … Continue reading