Joshua, piles of rocks, and a Kickstarter campaign!

Joshua, piles of rocks, and a Kickstarter campaign!

Deut. 27:4 & 8 - "And when you have crossed over the Jordan, you shall set up these stones, concerning which I command you today, on Mt. Ebal, and you shall plaster them with plaster...and you shall write on the stones all the words of this law very plainly."

Last weekend our church completed a 13 week survey of Deuteronomy in one of our classes. In chapter 27 Moses told the nation that when they entered the land of Canaan, they were to go to the top of Mt. Ebal and set up a pile of white-washed stones and write the law on them...

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Praise God for hand-lifters!

Praise God for hand-lifters!

Ex. 17:12 - "But Moses' hands grew weary, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it, while Aaron and Hur held up his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side. So his hands were steady until the going down of the sun." 

For months I have struggled to write a new blog post.  Most of the time I feel like I'm walking through an emotional and spiritual fog. Those who are familiar with our family can probably understand. On January 29th of this year our second oldest son, Cooper, passed away at home while in hospice care.

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Lions, Limbs & Life

Lions, Limbs & Life

Deut. 22:6-7 - "If you come across a bird's nest in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs and the mother sitting on the young or on the eggs, you shall not take the mother with the young. You shall let the mother go, but the young you shall take for yourself, that it may go well with you, and that you may live long."

Some of the recent news circulating online reminded me of these verses in Deuteronomy. Several years ago I was given the opportunity to teach through Deuteronomy, the record of Moses' last five sermons to the nation of Israelites before his death. I remember studying through some of the seemingly obscure laws...

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