Promised Land Stories: Back to Beit Lehem – Gleanings

Here's an added bonus today! Though we concluded the Back to Beit Lehem series this morning, I thought you might like to see a few behind-the-scenes bonus pieces. Lots of laughter here! If you have just wandered on to this site and wonder what our series, Back to Beit Lehem, was about, just think "reconciliation." …

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Fighting the Battle of Righteousness and Evil

Welcome to the first full week of 2021! As 2020 grows smaller in our rear view mirror, there are great hopes that America and the world have better days ahead. Unfortunately, it seems the road we travel may continue to be rocky. As we move into this week, it is as crucial as ever that …

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Promised Land Stories – Abraham’s Tent

How often we forget that Abraham had two sons who were blessed. We know the story of God's promise to Abraham of the son of promise. Yet, growing old, Abraham and Sarah decided to take matters into their own hands rather than wait for God to send that son. As a result, Ishmael was born, …

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Understanding Tisha B’Av

Re-post:  Yesterday (July 29, 2020) at sundown, Israel began the commemoration of Tisha B'av, which carries great significance to the Jewish people.  To explain, I'm re-posting this article from last year.  Enjoy! The saddest day on the Jewish calendar will commence tonight at sundown and extend through sundown tomorrow.  Jews around the world will commemorate …

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