Still, Small Voices

Elijah took shelter in a cave at Mount Horeb in 1 Kings 19. He had become a frightened man. This is interesting because in the previous chapter, this prophet was shown to be a man with authority from God, a man who could summon fire and rain with his prayers....

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Living Water and Real Food

It was water she came for. This lonely, broken, thirsty Samaritan woman of Sychar brought a heavy pot to the well and found she was not alone as she usually was at this time of day in this place. Jesus, a Jewish rabbi, sat there. Her first inclination was to...

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A Woman and Her Bucket

High noon, it was, and such a strange hour to come to the village well. This woman tried to sneak around right there in the bright, hot sun. She plotted to drop her pail, get her water, and be gone before anyone could notice her. Her ways were well known...

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Jonah and God- a Relationship

Jonah slipped outta God’s directive and wound up jailed, in a fish; cried out for God’s help, became fish-disgorge,  bleached and beached, opted to go preach, saved the Ninevites nation. What can we learn? Folks squirm outta life daily only to enter self-incarceration; self-reproach, fright, despondency. These we try to lighten...

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A Well, A Woman and Living Water

Jesus traveled through Samaria. He and His disciples were on the run because they had become marked men. Their movement had become bigger than that of John the Baptist. John the Baptist conducted his ministry out of the way, down at the Jordan River. And, the Baptist’s eccentric ways, his...

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