Rahab of Jericho~ the best known of the primary characters in THE STONES OF GILGAL novels. How odd—since she is a foreigner, a Canaanite girl, joining a cast of six young Israelites. Although the lives of these six Israelites impacted the future of their nation in significant ways, their stories lie buried beneath the dust of time. Othniel, Acsah and […]
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When “All I Can Do Is Pray,” Prayer Is More Than Enough!
How often when tragedy strikes, do we say a quick prayer and then flail about, grasping for something we can do to make things better? To human eyes, the physical realm often eclipses the spiritual—even to believers who affirm that God is the ultimate, everlasting, unchanging reality. Prayer too often seems our last resort. The writer of […]
Dreams and Visions and Waiting for Gold
Balaam’s Curse begins with a celebration on the border of the Promised Land. If ever a people chased the end of a rainbow and found gold, it was this people, this time, this place. They were a people on a quixotic venture. They themselves were the fulfillment of an impossible dream born when God told one childless man […]