Day 29 – On the Trail for 40 days

Day 29 – On the Trail for 40 days

Readings: 2 Kings 21:19-26, 2 Chronicles 33: 21-25; Luke 14: 7-11 “Throughout 208 years under 39 kings, both the northern kingdom and the southern kingdom repeatedly turned their backs on God, and it was time for drastic actions.” (1) Our Lenten journey...
Sunday Nights with Nana

Sunday Nights with Nana

In 2020 we started a tradition on Sunday evenings. After 19 years raising children, sending our last child off to college (UNCW; Go Seahawks), we decided to do dinner with my mom every Sunday evening at 5pm, “no matter what”. To make it interesting we only...
Day 17 – On the Trail for 40 Days

Day 17 – On the Trail for 40 Days

Readings: Psalm 120- 135 The Psalms of Ascents were a group of 15 psalms most likely collected by king Hezekiah.. To review: our southern Judean king, who loved the Lord wholeheartedly, brought back traditions and practices of his ancestors. He collected proverbs, and...
Day 16 – On the Trail for 40 Days

Day 16 – On the Trail for 40 Days

Readings: Proverbs 29, 30, 31 Do you collect anything? If I could be accused of hording anything, it may be books. My husband would say clothes, but you can never have enough clothes or shoes right? King Hezekiah had an interest in collecting religious literature. I...
Traveling Through the OT – a 40 day Journey

Traveling Through the OT – a 40 day Journey

Join Hope for Pain on a 40 day journey in the Old Testament from Amos Through Jeremiah. Why did I choose, Amos through Jeremiah, you might ask? This is the time period leading up to the great exile. We will follow the chronological bible, which in my opinion makes the...
Who Among You are the Oppressed?

Who Among You are the Oppressed?

Amos chapter 1 – chapter 2:3 Amos, a shepherd boy in Judah, hears and sees a vision from God. A message, not only about his own country but about nations surrounding his own land. The scripture does tell us an earthquake occurred two years after his vision and...