Our oldest daughter Moriah is on a nine month mission trip with Adventures in Missions. She just released her first blog-post about her experience. It encouraged me so much I wanted to share it with you. Thank you for keeping her in your prayers!
Archives for September 2018
My dad had an unorthodox method for getting his kids out of bed and ready for school. He opened the door, flipped on the lights, and sang with gusto, “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Rejoice! Rejoice! I will rejoice and be glad in […]
As the people were picking up stones to throw at Moses, God showed up in glory. With his patience exhausted he spoke again of destroying the people and starting over. After Moses interceded God relented but said in Numbers 14:27-28, “…I have heard the complaints of these grumbling Israelites. So tell them, ‘As surely as […]
What a sad sight to see God’s people in such disarray. Here they were at the end of a two-year “Take the Land’ project. At the final meeting to answer questions, and share vision, it all blew up. In this section, we see discord and division, all while the Canaanites, Amorites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites, and […]
Numbers 14:1 says, “That night all the members of the community raised their voices and wept aloud. All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron…” The Hebrew word for “community” is edah and it can also mean, “congregation, assembly, and multitude.” Notice how the KJV renders Numbers 14:1, “And all the congregation lifted up their […]
Where did Caleb’s “can do” outlook come from? Numbers 14:24 says, “But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.” There was something special about Caleb. He had a different spirit because he followed the […]
Numbers 13:32 says, “And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored…” Good news takes months and sometimes years to gain momentum in a community. Bad news spreads like the flu. A case of the moans and mumbles broke out over the congregation. That’s when Caleb shushed the crowd […]