Notice Leah’s Eyes, [Handicaps]

Stuck in the wonderful convolutions of scripture we can start a great study of Leah and her sister Rachel. These two daughters of Laban have become Jacob’s wives. Now, we may question this polygamy when all we know is monogamy. These kind of decisions may be criticized and even outright challenged, but we will change […]

Being Sick

“So Miriam was kept outside the camp for seven days, and the people waited until she was brought back before they traveled again.” Numbers 12:15 To be numbered among the chronically ill often can mean a transition into frustration. We can not do what we want, we are ‘trapped’ by a disease we never asked […]

The Art of Denying Jesus

“Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he went away, weeping bitterly.” Matthew 26:75, NLT Three denials are followed by three reaffirmations. “A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus […]

The Awful Pain of Job

“Oh, why give light to those in misery,     and life to those who are bitter? 21 They long for death, and it won’t come.     They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure. 22 They’re filled with joy when they finally die,     and rejoice when they find the grave. 23 Why is life given to those with […]

Meeting Samson

The story of Samson (Judges 13-16) is painful. It ranks as one of the saddest tales in Biblical history, and reading it through again only frustrates me. Have you ever seen a piece of fraying cloth. Threads have worked loose and the edges no longer hold together. The mid section maybe fine, but hem is […]