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Elijah has recovered from his despair and has returned to duty. He has recruited Elisha to help and eventually replace him. Elijah is to anoint new kings in Syria and Israel.

Now, in Chapter 20, we return to the situation in Israel (the northern rebellious tribes). Previously, we learned that King Asa of Judah engaged Syria to war against Israel for his own purposes. Syria is now back at Israel's door ready to cause trouble.

...continue reading "I Kings 20: God is Sovereign"

July 6, 2020


The NIV Chronological Bible I have begun to use has an interesting informational passage on "prophets". It describes prophets as widely used in the ancient near east and notes that it was an occupation. The job was to be a mediator between a god and humans. Kings kept them on staff to be able to hear from the gods at will.

...continue reading "Chapter 24-25 Wiersbe: Prophets and Music"

This chapter begins detailed information about the temple personnel. The Transition intro in the chronological bible explains that this author skips all of the palace intrigue found in I Kings and focuses, largely, on the temple personnel. That makes sense. This wasn't a history class, it was an instruction book. He was picking the things that were relevant to them restoring the temple and beginning life again as a nation.

...continue reading "I Chronicles 23"

In my Ryrie study bible, this next section is called David's Wars; and that seem to be accurate. Ezra is summarizing David's military exploits after he defeated the Philistines. (I think, but am not sure, that these conquests happen prior to moving the Ark of God, so I think this isn't in order, but by topic.)

...continue reading "I Chronicles 18"

Technically, it is March 15, but I stayed up a big chunk of the night working on a project for work, so I am counting this as "on-time". 🙂

For Christmas, my husband gave me this fun care-package of healthy snacks and now I have a new favorite that I can get enough of... ...continue reading "Lent 2016: March 14, Day 34– New Favorite Snack"

Short post tonight, trying to balance all of my responsibilities...

I've been cooking quite a bit with my new electric pressure cooker. It's been a lot of fun and most of the meals have come out really well (and good.) (A little grammar joke) ...continue reading "Lent 2016: March 13, Day 33– Fun with Pressure Cooking"

Fourteen hour workday doesn't leave much left over  for blogging. 🙂

I'm going to have to resort to  short cut and include one of my favorite passages from a book. I'm sure you'll recognize it...

“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say”

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring