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March 23, 2014

Exodus 17:1-7 As I spend time with this portion of Exodus, I am struck by the Israelites last question: “Is the Lord among us or not?” They have traveled long distances, led by a man claiming to be chosen by God to guide them, and...

October 20, 2013

Jeremiah 31:27-34 The words that the Lord speaks in this section are some of the most comforting and reassuring in all of scripture, especially in verse 33: “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I...

October 6, 2013

Lamentations 1:1-6 The book of Lamentations is composed of five lament poems. In this passage, we read the first one, written with a female voice proclaiming deep despair and loss. Other poems in this book are written with a male...

August 11, 2013

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 In this, the beginning of the book of the prophet Isaiah, we read of the many things that people have been offering to God, such as burnt offerings and animal sacrifices, but we read that this not what God actually...

May 12, 2013

Acts 16:16-34 Immediately upon reading this story from the book of Acts, I am struck by the language of the apostles in this story. The apostles encounter a woman who is in a sort of trance-like state and speak to the spirit that is...

March 17, 2013

Isaiah 43:16-21 After reading this section from the prophet Isaiah, I find myself immediately struck by verse 19. The prophet writes, “I am about to do a new thing … do you not perceive it?” This is a feeling I am all too familiar...