What is the cause of the rise and fall of the great powers – Ezekiel 29-32, Part 4

When I traveled with Michelle to Cambodia in 2016, we visited Angkor Wat, one of the seven wonders of the world.  It is astounding.  Ancient temples built a thousand years ago reminding us that there used to be a super power there, the Khmer Kingdom.  It was a far-reaching kingdom, a superpower in Southeast Asia. Continue reading “What is the cause of the rise and fall of the great powers – Ezekiel 29-32, Part 4”

The graveyard of world superpowers – Ezekiel 29-32, Part 3

This week on the blog we are studying Ezekiel chapters 29-32, which are all prophecies about the destruction of Egypt. In the previous posts, here and here, we learned that God said in chapter 29, that Egypt, a regional superpower was going to be attacked by Babylon, and would never again have a position ofContinue reading “The graveyard of world superpowers – Ezekiel 29-32, Part 3”

The surprise identity of the original Crocodile Hunter – Ezekiel 29-32, Part 2

September 4, 2021, was the 15th anniversary of the death of Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter. Steve Irwin was a fascinating man, but ultimately his life’s passion of interacting with dangerous wildlife led to his demise. I was surprised to learn this week that Irwin was actually not the original Crocodile Hunter. Who was theContinue reading “The surprise identity of the original Crocodile Hunter – Ezekiel 29-32, Part 2”

Do world events scare you? – Ezekiel 29-32, Part 1

Did you hear the news that China’s military has created full scale outlines of American Naval vessels in their deserts?  Satellite images show that one of the models of US warship is on rails so that it can be moved.  Why?  To practice bombing them?  Or maybe you heard that China has developed hyper-sonic missilesContinue reading “Do world events scare you? – Ezekiel 29-32, Part 1”

How one family’s drama was healed – Characters: Joseph, Part 5

In this Characters installment, we have been following the family drama in the life of Joseph, one of the patriarchs of ancient Israel. His is a story of extremes. Joseph lost his mother in childhood, but was his father’s favorite. His father loved him, but his brothers hated him. He had dreams from God aboutContinue reading “How one family’s drama was healed – Characters: Joseph, Part 5”

How to respond to family drama – Characters: Joseph, Part 4

How do you respond to family drama? Roll your eyes? Frustration? Anger? Weeping? It is particularly difficult when it is the kind of family drama that has hurt you. When your family has betrayed you, the pain can go so deep. Have you ever experienced that? What should you do? How should you respond? InContinue reading “How to respond to family drama – Characters: Joseph, Part 4”