Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Rafted Baby and Rappelling to Church

Now a man of the tribe of Levi married a Levite woman, and she became pregnant and gave birth to a son. When she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him for three months.  But when she … Continue reading

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Choosing Blessings over Cursing

The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, whose names were Shiphrah and Puah,  “When you are helping the Hebrew women during childbirth on the delivery stool, if you see that the baby is a boy, kill him; but … Continue reading

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Connected to the Spring

“Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine near a spring, whose branches climb over a wall.  With bitterness archers attacked him; they shot at him with hostility.   But his bow remained steady, his strong arms stayed limber, because of the … Continue reading

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Turbulent Water

Then Jacob called for his sons and said: “Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come.  “Assemble and listen, sons of Jacob;  listen to your father Israel.  “Reuben, you are my firstborn, … Continue reading

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I cannot do it…but God will

When two full years had passed, Pharaoh had a dream: He was standing by the Nile,  when out of the river there came up seven cows, sleek and fat, and they grazed among the reeds.  After them, seven other cows, … Continue reading

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Checking our Posture and Perspective

“They have moved on from here,” the man answered. “I heard them say, ‘Let’s go to Dothan.’”  So Joseph went after his brothers and found them near Dothan.  But they saw him in the distance, and before he reached them, … Continue reading

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God Always Wins

That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.  After he had sent them across the stream, he sent over all his possessions.  So … Continue reading

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