Doesn’t everyone love it when someone else makes good on a promise? Don’t you feel good? Don’t you feel like all is right in the world? That is kind of the feel of the end of Joshua. What emotions come to mind while you read these few verses? Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land … Continue reading
“Eureka . . . I Have Found It!” That is my home state of California’s official motto. Don’t you love that it has an ellipsis in it? But just so I share the love, my current state of Oregon’s motto is: “Alis Volat Propiis” She flies with her own wings. States need mottos. That is … Continue reading
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Cool, flowing rivers; mountain vistas overlooking lush, peaceful valleys; freshwater springs that put that bottled stuff you are drinking to shame; exotic cities; mysterious forests; beautiful, sandy beaches. All of these and more await you on your next trip to the inheritance of the Tribe of Benjamin! This small piece of land may not look … Continue reading
Everyone, listen up!
I’ve discovered gold! Metaphorical gold, but gold nonetheless. I may have stumbled upon the inspiration for a major plot point in “Return of the Jedi.”
To think, all along it was just hiding out in the Bible. There for all to see. How did no one else pick up on this yet?
Well, I think I’m a pretty generous guy so I want to share my “gold” with you. Because I like you and all. And I just wrote a sappy “Thank You” post on friday. How could I not share with you after all the nice things you said?
Ok. Are you ready? See if you can spot it.
Within Issachar and Asher, Manasseh had Beth-shean and its villages, Ibleam and its villages, the inhabitants of Dor and its villages, the inhabitants of En-dor and its villages, the inhabitants of Taanach and its villages, and the inhabitants of Megiddo and its villages (the third is Naphath). Yet the Manassites could not take possession of those towns;
Did you see it? Here. I’ll give you a little help.
. . . the inhabitants of En-dor and its villages . . . Yet the Manassites could not take possession of those towns;
Inhabitants of Endor?
Manasseh couldn’t drive them out?
Hmmmm, that sounds awfully familiar.
Here is a slightly more terrifying depiction of what really would have happened.
I’m not sure I want to think about the conquest of Canaan anymore if the part of the Canaanites will be played by Ewoks.
(The following is an interview that took place in Israel’s locker room after their championship-round defeat of the King of Tizrah) Well Joshua, it’s been a great season. You and your team went undefeated this year. And if that weren’t enough, every one of your games was on the road. How’d you do it? Well, … Continue reading
Joshua 8 seemed like the perfect time to jump into another video blog. I think you’re going to like it. Here’s three reasons: The use of “state-of-the-art” technology. And no, I don’t mean the iPad I filmed it on. I mean you will be able to witness the state of my art when you watch … Continue reading
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You may remember that when I finished reading Exodus, I built a tabernacle. Well, one of my readers, a Miss Jamie Golden, suggested I decorate it. And just so you know that I listen to the feedback of my readers, I did it. Here it is. Caption please!
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Remember back in Genesis 49 when Jacob blessed his sons using twitter? I know, I thought it was weird too. Weirder still is the fact that now that Moses is at the end of his life, he has decided to bless the tribes using the same method! What is it with these guys? Here they … Continue reading
In the last chapter we were promised a song. Not just any song, but a song that would be a witness against Israel should they turn from the LORD and follow other gods. And boy, does Deuteronomy 32 deliver! But what kind of song is it? What is the tone? The lyrical structure? The emotion? … Continue reading
Deuteronomy 25 has two of my favorite laws in it. One of them I just discovered. The other I have known for a while and actually read aloud at a wedding when I was a best man. Let’s start with the first. I really would be doing this law a disservice if I didn’t write … Continue reading