August 19, 2018

Reading Numbers 13:25-33, Joshua 2:1, Hebrews 12:1 (NRSV) Spies returned to Moses after scouting out the land. They reported that the land was desirable: it was flowing with milk and honey. But they were scared: "all the people that we saw in it are of great size....and to ourselves we seemed like grasshoppers." The Hebrews … Continue reading August 19, 2018

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August 31, 2014

Reading Numbers 11:1-20 (NRSV) “I’m hungry!” “I’m thirsty!” “Are we there, yet?” Such are the complaints of backseat travelers. If we estimate how frequently these complaints arise (every hour? Every half hour?), and multiply by the length of the journey, how many complaints might be heard during a journey of 40 years? That’s what Moses … Continue reading August 31, 2014