Monthly Archives: July 2014

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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Sailor or Savior?

Jacob, however, took fresh-cut branches from poplar, almond and plane trees and made white stripes on them by peeling the bark and exposing the white inner wood of the branches. Then he placed the peeled branches in all the watering … Continue reading

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Rolling Stones

Then Jacob continued on his journey and came to the land of the eastern peoples. There he saw a well in the open country, with three flocks of sheep lying near it because the flocks were watered from that well. … Continue reading

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Installing New Wells

Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the LORD blessed him.  The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy.  He had so many flocks and herds and … Continue reading

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Meeting Daily at the Well

Then the servant left, taking with him ten of his master’s camels loaded with all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim and made his way to the town of Nahor.  He had the camels kneel … Continue reading

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Abraham’s well or God’s well?

Then Abraham complained to Abimelek about a well of water that Abimelek’s servants had seized.  But Abimelek said, “I don’t know who has done this. You did not tell me, and I heard about it only today.”  So Abraham brought … Continue reading

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Hidden wells

Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in … Continue reading

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