Joseph—Young Emissary on a Mission

Genesis 37: 12 Now his brothers had gone to graze their father’s flocks near Shechem, 13 and Israel said to Joseph, “As you know, your brothers are grazing the flocks near Shechem. Come, I am going to send you to them.” “Very well,” he replied. 14 So he said to him, “Go and see if […]

February 9, 2019 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Joseph the Dreamer (Part 2)

As we continue our look at Joseph: A Life With Many Colors, we see the dreamer keeps on dreaming.  And talking about it.  This time, not just to his brothers who are more than tired of this dreamer.  Now he’s telling his father too. Genesis 37:9 Then he had another dream, and he told it […]

February 3, 2019 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Joseph the Dreamer (Part 1)

Genesis 37:5 Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. As if they needed a reason to hate him more.  Normally a person wears a coat on his back, covering his shoulders, arms, and part of his torso.  In Joseph’s case as we continue our […]

January 30, 2019 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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The Coat for Joseph

In “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Charlie Brown goes to the mailbox and it’s empty.  “Rats,” he says, “Nobody sent me a Christmas card today. I almost wish there weren’t a holiday season.  I know nobody likes me.  Why do we have to have a holiday season to emphasize it?” There’s nothing like evidence of affection […]

January 28, 2019 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Joseph: At Seventeen

In the Bible there are only a few people whose lives we know about in some degree of detail from their origin/birth to their death:  Adam, Abel, Noah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, Samson, Solomon, John the Baptist, and Jesus Christ.  That’s my list so far.  There may be others and certainly, if you have […]

January 25, 2019 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Joseph: Protected Child

We all try to protect what we love or what is valuable to us.  It explains the rise of “spider wraps” and other anti-theft protections on expensive products, home security camera systems, and smart homes that alert us when there’s been a breach. It also explains everything from child-safety car seats to tamper-evident technology for […]

January 23, 2019 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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A Cherished Birth: Joseph

We’re a couple of weeks into the New Year, yet it seems Christmas 2018 is far behind us.  The birth of Christ gets shelved along with the Nativity scene for many of us.  But today, we have reason to think of another special birth in our new study, “Joseph: A Life With Many Colors”.  First, […]

January 20, 2019 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Joseph: A Life With Many Colors

There are very few Bible characters about whom we know as much as we do Joseph, son of Jacob (also known as Israel).  And there’s a good reason we know so much.  But don’t let me get ahead of myself and spoil the telling of this amazing story. In our new series, “Joseph—A Life With […]

January 4, 2019 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Happy New Year 2019!

As we get ready to turn the page on a new year, my prayer is for you to have health, happiness, and peace throughout the year.  And knowing that life doesn’t always go the way we want it, and struggles come our way, I pray you’d know the Healer, Jesus Christ, in times when it […]

December 31, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Advent 24, 2018: Merry Christmas!

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart (Luke 2:19).  It was all too amazing, so awe inspiring, only Adonai could have arranged such a thing.  She looked down at her baby, nestled in cloths, warm and secure, sound asleep on her still enlarged belly that previously held the long-awaited […]

December 25, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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