Birthright & Blessing (or ripping off your siblings) – Characters: Jacob, Part 2

I have a family member who love to joke about ripping off his siblings by selling them stuff at prices higher than he purchased the items for. He’s actually a loving brother. But sibling rivalry is so common. How have you experienced it in your family? As we continue reading the story of Jacob andContinue reading “Birthright & Blessing (or ripping off your siblings) – Characters: Jacob, Part 2”

God’s blunt song and Moses’ blessing song [How God feels about our fear – Deuteronomy 31-34, part 4]

If God were to write a song to you, what do you think the lyrics would say? The first idea that enters my mind is that God would write a song about how much he loves us. But maybe I’m wrong about that. In Deuteronomy 32, we read a song that God wrote, and itContinue reading “God’s blunt song and Moses’ blessing song [How God feels about our fear – Deuteronomy 31-34, part 4]”

How to handle difficult people: When they insult you, eulogize ’em!

I learned a shocking thing about eulogies, and in this post I’m going to reveal what I learned. This week we are studying 1 Peter 3:8-12, and so far we have learned the Top 5 adjectives that Peter says should describe a church family.  Now he gets to some verbs, some actions that members ofContinue reading “How to handle difficult people: When they insult you, eulogize ’em!”

Why we need a wilderness mindset, even when we live in the promised land

How can we remain faithful to God when life is good?  How do we remain faithful in the Promised Land?  When we are in the wilderness, we feel like we are going to die, and we need God to rescue us, we know that there is nothing we can do, and God has to intervene. Continue reading “Why we need a wilderness mindset, even when we live in the promised land”