Good afternoon everyone from Oconomowoc, WI~
We are into our last ten days of reading. Way to go! This has been a really great journey through the Bible. It doesn’t matter how many times I have read through it, I am always intrigued at something new. The story of Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit born out through humanity and planet earth is like no other.
Just a little reminder- Daylight savings time change this Saturday night. Unfortunately, an hour loss of beauty sleep as we move our clocks ahead an hour.
This Sunday- Refugestarts. Yes. We will be commissioning Pastor Caleb a.k.a. Pastor K-lub, Pastor Chone, or PK. If you have families in your sphere of influence who have 6-8th graders, not fully planted in a local church community, give them a shout, invite them to church, meet them on Sunday morning, introduce them to PK, have a great time, and head to Castle Cafe afterwards for some awesome Chicken Fried Chicken and cracklin’ gravy. We are so looking forward to this. Folks have been praying.
Matthew- Just when we thought we were getting away from the Old Testament when we saw the New Testament starting…. wrong-O. We started the book of Matthew with all sorts of names from the Old Testament, references to the Exile, and major references to men like David and Solomon. And that is all just in the first half of the first chapter.
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I went ahead and ripped through the rest of Zechariah and Malachi. Hard to believe we knocked out that much reading in 67 days! Quite an accomplishment with everything else going on in life. Stay faithful friends and saints. The riches of reading all of God’s words far outweigh any knowledge and satisfaction gained from watching Celebrity Apprentice.
Just a few books to highlight and we are moving on to the New Testament~~
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Quite a while back a DenSem buddy named Jon Clemence put out a Facebook comment that Zondervan was giving away one free new commentary to folks. There was a group of four from which I could choose one. The catch- the recipient had to review and/or promote the book on his or her blog. At the time, I knew a blog was in the offing, but not public quite yet. Now that “the Marble Madness Blog” is up and rolling (ha), I can make a concerted effort to maintain any semblance of integrity remaining within myself.
Good work saints~ I hope all is so well for you this chilly day. Jesus bless you today as you minister missionally within your spheres of influence.
I had mentioned in an earlier email, Day 13, two of the things I am looking for in reading through the Bible this go round are points of redemption/reconciliation and dwelling/presence. These points show at a much greater clip than I had originally anticipated.