Tag Archives: Joseph

The Irony of Joseph’s Slaves – reducing people to poverty is never good

In moving from Genesis to Exodus, a reader might note some irony. This particular narrative thread starts with Joseph and finds its ironic twist in the time of Moses. Joseph’s Slave Experience In Genesis 37, Joseph’s brother had had about … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Expectations: an advent tale

[Advent begins this Sunday, so I offer this post from the archives imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in … Continue reading

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Men in Support Roles – following God’s calling to serve

[Today’s guest post is from Anu Riley, who provides a reflection on what it means to be a helper in God’s kingdom.] The Bible says woman was formed to be man’s “helper”* (Genesis 2:18) but did the Bible intend to … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Conversations – an advent tale

[From the archives: imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in fact. My friends say that’s normal for someone about … Continue reading

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What If Your Dream Costs More Than You Think?

[I am pleased to host Dorothy Littell Greco today. This post on pursing your God-given dreams is as timely today as when it first appeared at Relevant Magazine’s website three years ago.] God-given dreams Thousands of years ago, God gave … Continue reading

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Advent with those who welcomed Jesus first

[From the archives.]   Anticipation Christmas carols. They’re all over. From the radio to shopping malls and even in churches. Yes, I said even in churches. We sing about the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, angels proclaiming and shepherds watching and … Continue reading

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Immanuel, God with Us

A happy and blessed Christmas to you all, Tim *** Isaiah 9:6-7 (ASV) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called … Continue reading

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Understanding Advent – simple lessons from those who were there

[This first appeared as a guest post I wrote for Aimee Byrd’s Housewife Theologian on December 13, 2011. Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas to you all.] *** Anticipation Christmas carols. They’re all over. From the radio to shopping malls and even … Continue reading

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Immanuel, God with Us

A happy and blessed Christmas to you all, Tim *** Isaiah 9:6-7 (ASV) For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called … Continue reading

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The Anticipation of Christ – it’s not what people expected

[This post appeared at Aimee Byrd’s place on December 13, 2011. Blessed Advent and Merry Christmas to you all.] Anticipation Christmas carols. They’re all over. From the radio to shopping malls and even in churches. Yes, I said even in … Continue reading

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