Did you know that nearly 30% of charitable giving is realized during the final month of the year? There’s something about the weeks between Thanksgiving and the December holidays that heightens the spirit of generosity in our communities. And yet, with 70% of giving happening between January and November, I think we could make the […]
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We first meet Rahab at her home located literally within the wall of the city of Jericho. She is a prostitute and has offered lodging to two Hebrew men who are visiting the area. When the King of Jericho realizes her guests are scoping out his city for a possible invasion, he sends his own […]
When we first meet Jochebed, she is a single woman from the tribe of Levi living in slavery in Egypt. She marries a man from the same tribe and bears him three children. The birth story of her second child is told in Exodus 2. She becomes pregnant right around the time Pharaoh orders his […]
Have you ever wondered what life would be like as a slave in a foreign country? Maybe there is slavery in your heritage, and you’ve heard stories about how your ancestors were treated. Maybe you’ve been a slave yourself or known a former slave. Wikipedia defines slavery as “any system in which principles of property […]
When we are first introduced to Rachel, she’s at work. As a shepherd, it was Rachel’s responsibility to care for her father’s sheep making sure none were lost and all were fed and watered. One day, when Rachel led her sheep to a nearby well, a stranger rolled away the large stone covering it and […]