Monthly Archives: July 2017

Exodus 22: Boundaries, Trust and Reconciliation

Exodus 22:1-15 Expanding the Commandment on Stealing  When someone steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, the thief shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.1 The thief shall make … Continue reading

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Who Cares if One More Light Goes Out? I Do

Who cares if one more light goes out In a sky of a million stars It flickers, flickers Who cares when someone’s time runs out If a moment is all we are Or quicker, quicker Who cares if one more … Continue reading

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Paper Ships

Another paper ship sinks amid depression’s black sea Too fragile to withstand the storms it encountered Absorbing the waters it intended to sail upon Drinking in the inky waters of the abyss   Leviathan lurks below the water’s edge And … Continue reading

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Exodus 21: Slavery, Capital Crimes and Responsibility for Property

Exodus 21: 1-11 On Slavery  These are the ordinances that you shall set before them:  2 When you buy a male Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, but in the seventh he shall go out a free person, without … Continue reading

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Exodus 20- The Decalogue

Exodus 20: 1-17 The Ten Words  Then God spoke all these words:  2 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other … Continue reading

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Exodus 19: Arriving at Sinai to Encounter God

Exodus 19: 1-9 Borne on Eagles Wings to Sinai  On the third new moon after the Israelites had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day, they came into the wilderness of Sinai. 2 They had journeyed … Continue reading

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