September 22, 2013

Reading 1Chronicles 16:8-12; 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (NRSV) How strong are you? I measure my strength based on what I can achieve at my most active times—when I babysit my 2-year-old grandson. I am strong enough to carry him about half a block if he needs help. Except one time, we got 2 short blocks away … Continue reading September 22, 2013

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June 10, 2012

Reading 1 Chronicles 4:1a, 7-10 (NRSV) The genealogical records in the first 8 chapters of Chronicles give us no more than the name of most of the people listed. Jabez was different. He gets two whole verses. Imagine identifying yourself as one who causes pain. “Hi, my name is Giver of Pain.” Jabez asks God, … Continue reading June 10, 2012