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Day 269 – The Day of Small Things

Day 269 – The Day of Small Things

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that the temple rebuilding was stopped in Ezra 4 and started again in Ezra 5. Officials asked who gave them permission to do so. They forgot that Cyrus had sent the people back to the Holy Land with instructions. It is important...
Willamette Garage Food Carts

Willamette Garage Food Carts

After years of an abandoned gas and service station, the old station was repurposed as a food cart destination in West Linn. Many great food carts, outdoor seating, and drinks are on site—a perfect gathering place for family and friends to enjoy a mix of cuisines....
Day 268 – Rebuilding the Temple

Day 268 – Rebuilding the Temple

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read in Ezra that the temple was rebuilt in Jerusalem. The people remember and long for the previous temple that was once there under Solomon. The new temple is smaller than before. This is both positive and negative. The positive is...
Day 267 – Indifference and Apathy

Day 267 – Indifference and Apathy

Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn that Ezra fulfills the prophecy of Jeremiah. God allowed the people of Judah to go into exile not to destroy them but to reform them. They now have the ability to go home. The book of Haggai is only two chapters but there are...
Day 266 – Son of the Father

Day 266 – Son of the Father

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the sacrifice of Jesus within his trial before Pilate and the crowd choosing to free Barabbas over him. When we look at the name of Barabbas it translates to the “son of the father” however he is a murderer....