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The Blessing ~ Part Five

When you think about favor, it’s generally associated with receiving good things.  Like, if you received favor from a teacher in school, you might have a chance for a longer lunch period, extra credit points or an exception in submitting a late assignment.  Favor from your boss might mean a choice office space, more benefits […]

The Blessing ~ Part Three

I was in marching band in high school.  Besides playing pep music and providing entertainment during halftime of the Friday night football games, the Lexington High School Band was also assigned the anchor position in the small-town Christmas parade every December.  I always looked forward to the final event of the marching season that led […]

The Blessing ~ Part Two

Gates were crucial to the protection of ancient societies. Trustworthy guards were commonly stationed at the entrance to a city to maintain constant vigil against wild beasts or invading armies.  A watchful and alert gatekeeper was the first line of defense for vulnerable citizens.  One who was lax in his duties could bring about the […]

The Blessing ~ Part One

The words of Numbers 6:24-25 (above) are familiar to most people who attend traditional church services since it’s common to hear the pastor, priest or minister repeat these verses at the close of a service. However, many believers hear the words as little more than a feel-good prayer without ever giving much thought to their meaning. So […]

Uncontained

Have you ever felt like the world was coming apart at the seams?  Conflicts, factions and in-fighting seem to erupt with almost predictable regularity these days.  Love, generosity, patience, and civility seem to wither while the seeds of outrage, distrust and suspicion find fertile ground to thrive. Sharply contrast that with the words of John […]