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Blog thru the Bible: Nehemiah

The Persian King Cyrus decreed that the Jews held in captivity could begin their return home to Jerusalem.   Remember, Israel had lost control of their kingdom because they were not attentive to the testimonials of God’s grace, justice and mercy: their … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: Ezra

Babylon forced the Jewish nation into exile, the Persians subsequently conquered the Babylonians and allowed a portion of the Judean exiles to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple of God. Ezra, a scribe skilled in the Law, who was … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: 1st and 2nd Chronicles

Now some might say that the Old Testament is not as relevant today. After all we’re living under the new covenant, Christ rose from the dead; therefore, all things have become new. But can you actually watch the last 15 … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: 2 KINGS

2 Kings ends with the nation of Israel carried off into exile. Shortly after Solomon’s reign the nation having no one else to fight, turned on itself and split in two. Ten tribes making up the northern kingdom kept the … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: 1 Kings #2

Back in 1 Samuel, we read one of the most treasured stories of the Old Testament, David and Goliath. David carefully chose 5 smooth stones from the brook that ran with deep cut banks on either side; hidden from the … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: 1 Kings #1

Remember when God chose David, He said these words regarding him. “The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (I Samuel 16:7). David dies … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: 2 SAMUEL #3

Reading the second book of Samuel you find that David, arguably the greatest “Warrior King” of all time; brings the tribes of Israel and Judah together after the death of Saul. You read the story of Bathsheba, David’s terrible sin … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: 1 SAMUEL #2

Samuel is the last of the real judges and he is the one who bridges the gap between the people whom God has shown immense patience, spellbinding miracles and immense patience. Oh, did I mention immense patience twice? There are … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: 1 SAMUEL #1

The book of Samuel, last of the judges, bridges the gap between the periods when Israel looked solely to God for leadership before demanding an earthly king to rule them. Remember the exodus from Egypt and the Covenant with the … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: RUTH

Naomi and her husband, Elimelech, move from Judah during a great famine in the plains of Moab.  They have two sons who marry Moabite women, but the sons die before their wives bare any children. And, to make matters worse, … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: JUDGES

When Joshua dies, the people of Israel have partly conquered the Promised Land. They dominate the land but there are still Canaanites living in the land. The world surrounding Israel is pagan, led by myths and gods and even myths … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: Joshua 3

You would do well to read the final two chapters of the Book, of Joshua. He was the one Moses called on to form an army in their first battle after crossing the Red Sea against Amelek (Exodus 17:8-16).  Moses … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: Joshua II

“No one can withstand you as long as you live. As I was with Moses, I will be with you: I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be Strong and Courageous (Rak Chasak Amats) Joshua 1:5. Deep down inside … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: Joshua I

The Lord said to Moses, “Send men to explore Canaan, which I’m giving to the Israelites. Send one leader from each of their ancestors’ tribes.” Num 13:1-2. It happened 40 years before Joshua set foot in the Promised Land. Joshua and Caleb had … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: THE TORAH

Now that we’ve finished and maybe poorly so, in an attempt to provide a view of the Torah, which is about the adventures and the covenant God has made with a race of people. A people chosen as they are, … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: DEUTERONOMY 3

Deuteronomy could be said to be the final will and testament of Moses, relaying both the blessing and the curse. However, the story is always on a marked path; and that is the love that God has for his people … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: DEUTERONOMY 2

The words of Moses to the people dominate the structure of Deuteronomy; in a simple outline he tells the people how to make a success of their lives when they reach the land promised to their forefathers just over the … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: DEUTERONOMY 1

The book of Deuteronomy, or copy of the law, brings to a close the 5 books of the Torah. To the pagan world at this time, a god composing “Laws” for people to follow was like ordering McDonald’s via the … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: NUMBERS

A year into the exodus the Israelites are struggling to grasp the game plan, a lot of new rules all very new. Moses is definitely a leader of mystic proportion but the people are a challenge, they whine a lot. … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: LEVITICUS

The book of Leviticus seems dry as a hoof print and long on rules; but, as Jesus said in John 5:39 “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: EXODUS

Moses sees what no man has ever seen, something that you and I have not seen either, a bush on fire that is not consumed. When God draws near to us, we become something more beautiful than our imaginations can … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: THE GENESIS OF OUR ADVENTURES

“The Lord took Abraham outside and said: “Look up at the sky and count the stars, if you can” (Genesis15: 5). He then told Abraham that his descendants through his son Isaac would be as countless as the stars of … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: THE GENESIS OF OUR RESPONSES

So Jacob, the son of Isaac is serving his uncle Laban (Gen 28) a wealthy herdsman, for the price of marrying his daughters Rachel and Leah.   Audrey Hepburn said: “Elegance is the only beauty that never fades”, by the end … Continue reading

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Blog thru the Bible: IN THE BEGINNING

In the beginning the great story is unfolded.  There is “creation” and us, Formed from the dust of the earth in God’s Image.  Eden is created and we live as stewards of all things on earth.  Read the “we” because it … Continue reading

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Rivers and Rocks

Have you ever considered what’s the fashion of the day?  Sure, there’s colors, relaxed fit or skinny jeans, cowboy hats with snakeskin bands or red ball caps with cool slogans. On June 6, 1944 thousands of young men just past … Continue reading

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The 4th of July

Our country celebrated its 240th Birthday and I wonder how many more we have?  Are we at our high ground, firmly planted on what our founding fathers saw so long ago?  Are we still a reflection of what they perceived … Continue reading

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Rise-up!

If you’ve ever experienced the sun rise up over the Rockies mid-morning standing on one of the fourteeners, the awakening of a new day is both miracle and majestic in one.  Pulling on the ropes to rise up from the … Continue reading

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The Hammer and the Nail

Build a fence, hang a picture, close a coffin, it’s all the same to the nail but to the hammer?  The hammer holds the one with the purpose; the one who wants to build or hang or close. Nails bind, … Continue reading

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The Experience

The treble is a 3-pronged hook disguised in meat, beautiful in appearance but deadly and I needed to be saved.  So, I began the life of fly-fishing. I had a mentor who touched the subtle sense of the rhythm of … Continue reading

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The Gentleman

I heard that a gentleman should be in the public profile 3 times in his life, at his birth, at his wedding and at his funeral.  I thought the walk of faith to be similar?  We are baptized very near … Continue reading

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Lion in the Grass

In the “Good Book” it says, “All men run in a race, run in such a way that you may win!” I like men who will “fight”; I like men who will take action, who fear a lack of engagement … Continue reading

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Cowboy Logic

A friend wrote me today about the number of people, 2 Billion plus who went to church today to hear the illogical story about a man named Jesus, whom it is claimed, rose from the dead about 2 thousand years … Continue reading

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Be a Champion

Coaching is an interesting profession. There might not be any other work in our society that has as much influence on the core of society, as the men and women who direct the course of events within games.  How will … Continue reading

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