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Exodus 18: Jethro Models Faith, Worship and Leadership to Moses

Exodus 18:1-12 A Family Reunited Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all that God had done for Moses and for his people Israel, how the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt. 2 After Moses had sent … Continue reading

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Exodus 17: Water and Conflict, Faith and Sight

Exodus 17: 1-7 Massah and Meribah-Physical Needs, Testing God and Quarreling with Moses  From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the LORD commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water … Continue reading

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The Story Collector

I listen on the cell phone as the coverage cuts in and out Straining to hear every word, listen to the emotion there As across the connection comes the other’s fear and doubt But in the tear drenched words there … Continue reading

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Exodus 16: A Crisis of Trust

Exodus 16: 1-36 The whole congregation of the Israelites set out from Elim; and Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had departed from … Continue reading

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Exodus 15: The Songs at the Sea

Exodus 15: 1-19 The Song of the People Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the LORD: “I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea.  2 … Continue reading

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To Catch an Albatross

The albatross would dance in the air above Riding the currents of the divine breath Calling to us here aboard the ship Urging us forward as we rode the wind Charting our path before us as we sailed Floating gracefully … Continue reading

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Dreams of Grandeur

  The dreams of the person I could be The image of the person my mind’s eye can see Dreams of grandeur about things I might do Leave me dissatisfied with that which comes true And when my critical eye … Continue reading

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