Month: May 2015

1 Kings 10-11 & Romans 9-10

Today’s reading— from the Old Testament– 1 Kings 10 – 11: Chapter 10: Today we’re reading about the visit the queen of Sheba made to Jerusalem. Sheba, that is the land of the Sabeans in southwestern Arabia. This reagion, the eastern part of modern Yamen, controlled the caravan routes of the spice trade between southern…

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1 Kings 6 – 7 & Romans 5 – 6

Today’s reading– from the Old Testament– 1 Kings 6 – 7: Chapter 6: It was in the spring of the fourth year of Solomon’s reign that he began the actual construction of the Temple. (This was 480 years after the people of Israel left their slavery in Egypt according to most manuscripts. The Hebrew Septuagint…

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1 Kings 3 – 5 & Romans 3 – 4

Today’s reading– from the Old Testament– 1 Kings: Chapter 3: In King Solomon’s early years we read of a marriage with Pharaoh’s daughter – probably a political alliance to secure peace with Egypt. This was the first of many such marriages where the King attempted to insure a peaceful reign. (verses 1-2) Were these marriages…

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1 Kings 1-2 & Romans 1-3

Today, in our quiet time, we’re starting two new books: In the Old Testament — 1 Kings: Chapter 1 —  We read of the end of King David’s reign and the struggle for succession to his thrown. Adonijah, David’s pampered and spoiled older son, hatches a plot to become king in spite of his father’s…

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nothing to fear

“I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me” Psalm 16:8 (NLT) We live within the shadow of the Almighty, sheltered by the God who is above all gods. This I declare, that he alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my…

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timeless notions

Awhile back I shared that we were scanning all of our 35mm slides—bringing them up to digital date. Many of our photos go back to the early years of our marriage, starting in the late seventies. What I may not have mentioned are the hundreds of slides my Dad took during the mid-forties when he was…

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hello mow…

Motivation… that which gives purpose and direction to behavior…   stymied by… distractions, interruptions and lack of inspiration… Do you see the problem here?   Be aroused to action. DO something. Hello motivation, welcome home.

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daily bread

“Give us this day our daily bread, we pray And give us likewise, Lord, our daily thought. That our poor souls may strengthen as they ought and starve not on the husks of yesterday.” _Phillips Brooks “I love to think that God appoints My portion day by day; Events of life are in His hand,…

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sunny inspiration

Noun – muse: The source of an artist’s inspiration. Yesterday’s post suggested my muse has been missing for awhile. Today I took the camera and went out to the studio… Maybe the problem has been looking, but not seeing… A few steps away from the front door the snow-capped Sierras are viable. The bird bath is surrounded…

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