Ordinary Gifts in God’s Extraordinary Hands

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. - 1 Peter 4:8-10 Over Labor Day… Continue reading Ordinary Gifts in God’s Extraordinary Hands

The Man Who Questioned God…and Received Encouraging Answers

I thought I knew the story of Moses well, from baby in a basket, to avenging prince, to desert shepherd, to leader of God's people on a very long, very circuitous wilderness trek. He is perhaps best remembered as the powerful, faithful, longsuffering leader of the Israelites, who certainly required an abundance of patience. But… Continue reading The Man Who Questioned God…and Received Encouraging Answers

Lives That Inspire: Shiphrah and Puah, Hebrew Midwives

Exodus begins with the story of two God-fearing women whose actions change the course of Israelite history: the Hebrew midwives Shiphrah and Puah. In Exodus 1, the Writer sets the scene for their story. From the time of Joseph, the Israelites had lived comfortably among the Egyptians for generations. But a new Pharaoh observes that… Continue reading Lives That Inspire: Shiphrah and Puah, Hebrew Midwives