The [Bread] Matrix

Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors.  He did it to teach you that people need more than bread for their life; real life comes by feeding on every word of the LORD. Deuteronomy 8:3 nlt ____________ Maybe […]

City of Refuge

These cities will be places of protection from a dead person’s relatives who want to avenge the death.  The slayer must not be killed before being tried by the community. Numbers 35:12 NLT ______________ I have seen this concept occur a number of times in movies: Good guy is being chased by bad guys but good guy is running out […]

Average Miracle

I see him, but not in the present time.  I perceive him, but far in the distant future.  A star will rise from Jacob; a scepter will emerge from Israel.  It will crush the foreheads of Moab’s people, cracking the skulls of the people of Sheth.  Numbers 24:17 _____________ I have an ongoing battle with […]

The Cell

“Moses and Aaron turned away from the people and went to the entrance of the Tabernacle, where they fell face down on the ground.  Then the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to them”  Numbers 20:12 (NLT) _______________ Last night I dreamed that I could see the people of the world from a bird’s eye […]

Running With Scissors

Everything in Israel that is devoted to the LORD is yours.  Numbers 18:14 (NIV) ____________ My youngest son – age two – is a runner.  It doesn’t matter how I design an activity, he turns it into running time.  Running is also part of his rebellion.  If he gets caught playing with something he shouldn’t, he […]

The Dip

Do not rebel against the Lord, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land.  They are only helpless prey to us!  They have no protection, but the Lord is with us!  Don’t be afraid of them!  Numbers 14:9 NLT ____________ A couple months ago, I read an article about “How to Never Give Up.”  The article […]

God Bless You

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”  Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV) _____________ According to my friend (Wikipedia) there are several explanations as to why we respond (with “God bless you”) to a sneeze.  This […]

The Family Equation

“They were counted by families – all the men of Israel who were twenty years old or older and able to go to war.  The total number was 603,550.”  Numbers 1:45-46 _____________ With a family of six, there is a lot to consider when making plans.  I have devised a simple mathematical equation that allows […]

Fungus Fix

“This rule will stop the Israelites from sacrificing animals in the open fields.  It will cause them to bring their sacrifices to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle, so he can present them to the LORD as peace offerings”  Leviticus 17:5 ____________ Once upon a time, there was a princess [who may or […]

Fight, Flight or…

“For my yolk is easy and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:30 _____________ The Fight or Flight Response is a physiological reaction to a perceived threat, seen in the animal kingdom, as well as in most homes going through the challenge of raising three boys. It was discovered by Walter Cannon, who believed that animals respond to threats with guidance […]