Maybe you experienced a spiritual high or you're fresh off of a new decision, a new commitment. But you're realizing that you have to drive out the nations occupying your land.
So the Israelites recommitted themselves to their crazy dream. They understood that they had sinned! They were ready to work hard now! So they charged up to Canaan and attacked their enemies. And failed. Why?
AKA, How NOT to be like the Israelites in Numbers 13. After all, who says every dream, every aspiration, has to disappear like a puff of smoke? Maybe you can do that thing after all.
Summary: Where do you belong? Where is your safe space? What's home for you? Who is your community? Who are your people? Who is your squad? As trite or as cliche as those questions might sound, they're important ones. Belonging is one of our deep needs - we want to feel like we fit somewhere. … Continue reading The OG Squad (Numbers 1)
Summary: What is in your wallet? Do you check way too often, like I do? Do you love budgeting or do you hate it? Do you have any idea what's in your account? Do you even want to know? I care way too much about my money, and although most people aren't as anal as … Continue reading What’s In Your Wallet? (Leviticus 25)
Summary: What's the last thing you asked God for? Did you get it? Did He answer your prayer? Or did it feel a little bit like He ignored your request? Maybe you asked for a job or a financial blessing. Maybe you asked for healing or for friendship. Maybe you even asked for victory over … Continue reading On One Condition (Leviticus 9)
Summary: What is the meaning of life? Some will say happiness, some will say something silly, like pizza, but I think we can all agree that we spend most of our lives searching for meaning. Well, knowledge, really. We spend most of the first quarter of our lives in school, and then we go to … Continue reading The Knowledge We Lack (Genesis 40)
Summary: Have you ever heard of the 1%? They are supposed to be the richest in our society, the ones who allegedly control most of the wealth and all of the power. Some believe that these influential few control our politics, our resources, and even our weather. They meet in secret and plan the fates … Continue reading A Really Bad Idea (Genesis 11)