Salty Grain

There were different offerings given to the Lord including the Grain Offering. The Grain Offering was to show honor to God. Recently when I was reading Leviticus 2, I read about what was involved with the Grain Offering. There was choice flour, olive oil, and frankincense. But there was something else. Something else was added […]

Look Up

As I was driving home from work, the sky looked scary. A storm was nearby and the sky was gray up ahead and promised a nasty storm. There was a rain shower that quickly passed. I drove toward the gray area after a long day at work. Third Day’s song “Lift Up Your Face” was […]

The Altars of Abraham

Abraham built an altar at Shechem and thereafter built another altar to God at Bethel. He built an altar to call to God—to pray and worship. He built an altar to remember God’s promises to bless him (see Genesis 12:7-8). These altars were important. We don’t build altars today but we do have churches. It […]

Patiently Remembering

“But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his plan to unfold.” – Psalm 106:13 [NIV] When something is right in front of us, it is hard to miss it. When something is fresh in our minds, it is more likely to be remembered. The Israelites were able to remember […]

Looks Are Deceiving

Looks are deceiving. My poor dog was walking along the sidewalk like normal, and then up ahead was a Halloween decoration swaying in the wind. He jumped and then he dropped down in his hunting stance and slowly made his way toward the strange looking mummy figure. As we walked by, his eyes were glued […]

A Running Bird

Did you ever ask yourself why a bird runs when it could fly? “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 [ESV]