Music…

Read Judges 5
Focus on verse 1567F3AB0-7BD8-46D4-B89A-7B8065C6E0D7

I find it interesting the influence music has upon the human heart and mind. When a people are happy – we sing or write songs to celebrate. When we are sad – we sing or write songs to express our sorrow. We sing songs about our work, about our play, about love, about war, about significant events. There is a song for every occasion. It is difficult to imagine a world without music. As I write this I hear music playing in Continue reading

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About Feminism…

Read Judges 4
Focus on verse 8-9FE8771A0-CA45-4B1F-A1C2-FC751EB6A9E1

It would appear to me that what we know as the feminist movement today have become something other than what the original founders imagined it to be. It seems to have morphed from a movement that sought to empower women, to a movement that now seeks to eliminate men. History seems to indicate that the the struggle between the sexes is not a new one and, that in most human cultures, women seem Continue reading

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Design by Default…

Read Judges 3
Focus on verse 1-2A8C328AF-9AC2-4D43-9011-9797E9D93461

My sister is an artist. She smears paint on sheets of canvas, and when she’s done the outcome is typically breathtaking. (You can see more of her work at https://artwitharlene.weebly.com/ ) Typically each work of art is carefully and purposefully designed, occasionally there will be a canvas that becomes the result of some left-over paint that needed to be used up. While these are equally artistic there Continue reading

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One Generation…

Read Judges 2
Focus on verse 10-11Good company

History seems to demonstrate that every generation ultimately must find its own way through life. How they fair and the direction they take is largely encumbrance upon what they learn from the previous generation. In today’s reading we discover that it only takes one generation for a culture to forget where they came from. Continue reading

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Follow Through…

Read Judges 1
Focus on verse 197F0B934C-ED48-42AD-AC59-25D1257A727A

Any golfer knows how important it is to follow through when swinging a club. The same would be true of swinging a baseball bat or any type of racquet sport. There are many things in life beyond sports where follow through is also critical to achieving excellence.
God gave the people of Israel a great start in the conquest of the land, and there were many instances where they performed with meticulous detail what had been Continue reading

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You Gotta Serve Sombody…

Read Joshua 24
Focus on verse 14-152D417204-DEB2-44D5-8436-3DA3B9AC228B

Back in 1979 Bob Dylan was a rising star in the music industry. I was never really a big fan of his back in those days, as I did not care for his style of singing. What I have come to appreciate is his work as a lyricist and in some cases as a theologian. In his song “You gotta serve somebody” he reminds us of a fact of this life that many people ignore. It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you do or don’t do for a living, in Continue reading

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Addictions…

Read Joshua 23
Focus on verse 11D5D4E614-2DBE-4A93-8F9D-7375FB2484B6

Part of our nature as humans is that we tend to easily become addicted to all kinds of things. These addictions range from being mildly annoying, like caffeine or sugar, to being more harmful of even fatal if we do not find a way to free ourselves of them. One of the latest addictions that seems to be plaguing us is apparently an addiction to electronic devices. While not as physically destructive as an addiction to Continue reading

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