Faith Like Jello

— Three Translations of Joshua 3:5 Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.”, NIV  Then Joshua told the people, “Purify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do great wonders among you.”, NLT Joshua told the people, ” Make yourselves acceptable  to worship the LORD, because heContinue reading “Faith Like Jello”

Come, Follow Me

“He said to another person, “Come, follow me.”    The man agreed, but he said, “Lord, first let me return home and bury my father.”  But Jesus told him, “Let the spiritually dead bury their own dead! Your duty is to go and preach about the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:59-60   Considering this whole passageContinue reading “Come, Follow Me”

Happy 4th from BB!

Well, we are making our way through the Summer of 2010 at a rapid clip.  The season has gone by way too fast, especially living up here in Alaska.  It has been an unseasonably cool and cloudy summer, and although our days are exceptionally long (the midnight sun, and all of that) I am still wearingContinue reading “Happy 4th from BB!”

Salt That is Not Quite Salt

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” –Matthew 5:13, NIV In the Middle-East, salt has a real impurity problem.  Comparing it to what you have onContinue reading “Salt That is Not Quite Salt”