Water from the Rock

In the Word Together, Reflections on Scripture

Daily Reading  The entire Israelite community left the Wilderness of Sin, moving from one place to the next according to the Lord’s command. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.2 So the people complained to Moses, “Give us water to drink.”“Why are you complaining to me?” Moses replied to them. […]

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Daily Bread

In the Word Together, Reflections on Scripture

Daily Reading The entire Israelite community departed from Elim and came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had left the land of Egypt. 2 The entire Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we […]

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Bitter Water Made Sweet

In the Word Together, Reflections on Scripture

Daily Reading 22 Then Moses led Israel on from the Red Sea, and they went out to the Wilderness of Shur. They journeyed for three days in the wilderness without finding water. 23 They came to Marah, but they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter—that is why it was named Marah. 24 The people grumbled […]

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Sweet Songs of Redemption

In the Word Together, Reflections on Scripture

Daily Reading Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord. They said: I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted; he has thrown the horse and its rider into the sea. 2 The Lord is my strength and my song;[a] he has become my salvation. This is my God, and I will praise him, […]

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Our National Sin


Culture & Current Events, Uncategorized

One week ago, the light of our nation grew dimmer. Andrew Cuomo tweeted, Today I signed the #ReproductiveHealthAct – codifying Roe v. Wade into state law and protecting women’s reproductive rights no matter what the federal government does. This is a victory for all New Yorkers. I am curious if it’s a victory for those “almost-born-New-Yorkers?” My stomach […]

January 29, 2019

It’s Monday!


Preaching & Writing, Read

It’s Monday! So, why am I excited? Yes, I am caffeinated, but that is not the reason I am thrilled. I confess I am not generally happy with Monday’s arrival. However, I am reminded on this first Monday of 2019 of the daily renewal of God’s mercies (see Lam. 3:22-23). I need His mercy (especially on Mondays). Today, […]

January 7, 2019

The Butterfly Effect


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It was in this moment, I witnessed something everyone could not see. I had passed by this way in the same frantic pace like the others and missed it. The crack in my windshield forced me to slow down. What began as a garden snake had grown into an anaconda stretching in both directions, obstructing […]

November 9, 2018

Praying for the Victims of Michael


Culture & Current Events, Uncategorized

After opening my front door, I surveyed my property. Pine limbs littered my lawn. Fortunately, our lights flickered but never went out for any significant amount of time.  Realizing I would spend a few hours cleaning up minor debris, I thanked God for our safety. Returning inside, I turned the television to the Weather Channel. Only […]

October 11, 2018

Water from the Rock


In the Word Together, Reflections on Scripture

Daily Reading  The entire Israelite community left the Wilderness of Sin, moving from one place to the next according to the Lord’s command. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink.2 So the people complained to Moses, “Give us water to drink.”“Why are you complaining to me?” Moses replied to them. […]

October 4, 2018

Daily Bread


In the Word Together, Reflections on Scripture

Daily Reading The entire Israelite community departed from Elim and came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had left the land of Egypt. 2 The entire Israelite community grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we […]

October 3, 2018