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This is the Promised Land?

Seeing ‘off-duty’ Israeli soldiers in a café with friends, casually but professionally carrying their automatic weapons, reminds me of Nehemiah chapters 4-5.  Israel today resembles Israel then, when they were rebuilding Jerusalem’s walls under enemy threat, also advancing other aspects of their community at the same time.  362 more words


Pure and Honest with Encouragement 

It is important to always give an honest report. Not to make people feel otherwise than what’s really the story.

When Caleb and Joshua went back after spying the land, they brought back honest news. 148 more words


Deuteronomy Books I-IV

NEWS FLASH!!! Acts: Volume 8 of Heavenly Citizens in Earthly Shoes is now available from CreateSpace (paperbacks) and Kindle (eBooks). Click on the link to the right of this page to go to Amazon and place your order. 497 more words

Church Age

Monday Music: On Jordan's Stormy Banks

This hymn is a fitting end to our series on Exodus. Israel, by the end of the book, is not at the Jordan yet, but that’s where they are headed. 206 more words

Exodus: Redemption's Journey

Unfinished Business

I just read this in Hugh Halter’s book, Flesh, and found it encouraging.

It is crazy to watch Jesus work the clock. Often He would heal someone and then say, “Don’t go tell anyone.” … Jesus knew how circumstances link together in a chain of responses, and He was a master at doing only what he saw His Father doing. 1,033 more words


The Sounds of my Neighborhood

I recently read something in a spiritual self-help book about how us modern people cannot stand silence; it makes us antsy and too directly confronted with the present moment or our interior nature or such things. 1,025 more words

Barrio San Francisco Suba

Ghosts of the Past

Kyle was nervous. He was part of a unit guarding a checkpost on his last day of mandatory military service for his country. So far he had been lucky to escape being posted at front-lines , though he had long since become familiar with the horrors of war . 1,954 more words