In my attempt to read the Bible in chronological order, both the Blue Letter Bible and the NIV chronological Bible have Jonah up next, in the midst of II Kings and II Chronicles. I recently did a bible study on Jonah, so I'm anxious to see what comes of this personal study....continue reading "Intro to Jonah"
I think we're heading into the beginning of the end of the nation of Israel prior to the Assyrian and Babylonia defeats....continue reading "II Kings 14; II Chronicles 25"
It's Leader Day for the women's ministry at my church. It's a time for the bible study leaders and other leaders in the women's ministry at both campuses to come together and build one another up so that we can go back to the ladies and shine the light back to them....continue reading "Leader Day 2021"
I start with a confession. I've been in a mood as of late. And not a godly mood. Not everyday and not all of the time; but building for the last couple of years since I was at a graduation party and someone pointed out that my brother and cousin were turning fifty years old. And in the final days before my own 50th birthday, last week, this mood left me weepy and fully self-pity and entitlement....continue reading "Turning 50 and Nehemiah 13"
This section of II Kings is devoted to the ministry of Elisha the Prophet. Chapter 8 starts out with the continuation of the story of the Shunammite woman from Chapter 4, but then continues on to describe the fate of nations....continue reading "II Kings 8-9"
Well, Chapter One didn't get on the romantic note I had been led to believe; but I'm sure that's equal parts lack of knowledge for some of the cultural reference required to understand and my general frustration with some of the psalms and proverbs.
I'll try and have a more positive approach today....continue reading "Song of Solomon 2"
At the end of the united monarchy of Israel, I am detouring the story to read some of David and Solomon's other books. I am reading the psalms by theme ion order to be able to place them in context and add more meaning. First up are the wisdom psalms and today is Psalm 91....continue reading "Wisdom Psalms: Psalm 91"
Solomon accomplished what he was assigned to do and then, seemingly, spent the rest of his life attending to himself. I don't get the feeling this is going to end well for him....continue reading "I Kings 11"
Continuing through the bible chronologically and working through the Psalms aligned with I Chronicles and the assigned gatekeepers, the Sons of Korah. This is the second of three Psalms (46-48) that is supposed to have written by King Hezekiah....continue reading "Of the Sons of Korah (Psalm 47)"
I have been camped on Psalm 44 for several days now and I know there is something really special here....continue reading "How I found God’s Love in Loss"