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Day 81 – Israel Crosses the Jordan

Day 81 – Israel Crosses the Jordan

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that Joshua is established as the new Moses who will lead the people of Israel across the river Jordan into the Promised Land. The first words that the Lord tells Joshua is "be strong and of good courage." That is to mean the...

Desert Wanderings Recap

Desert Wanderings Recap

28 days later and two more chapters down. In Numbers and Deuteronomy, we read about the Israelite's travels in the desert in hopes of finding the Promised Land. Spies were sent out and they were pessimistic about conquering the land of Canaan. They were left in the...

Day 80 – Cities of Refuge

Day 80 – Cities of Refuge

Thoughts and Reflection Today we conclude the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy and the whole Desert Wanderings period. All the tribes of Israel were given land in the Promised Land except for the Levites. They were given forty-eight cities which are known as "cities...

Day 79 – Psalms of Ascent

Day 79 – Psalms of Ascent

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the boundries of the land of Canaan. It's important to realize that this land is not a abstract idea, but rather a tangible, real world place. Both Judaism and Christianity are historical religions. The stories we are reading did...

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is good for whatever comes your way. Feeling under the weather? need to fill your soul? Hearty quick lunch for the kiddos? Here you go. This recipe is easy to make, requires minimal prep and everyone loves it. Chicken Noodle Soup Easy to make home...

Day 78 – The Song of Moses

Day 78 – The Song of Moses

Thoughts and Reflection Today we get a recap of the Israelites' journey. It is a very detailed view of the towns they moved through to get to the Promised Land. In Deuteronomy God gives Moses a song that he is told to teach the people. The song seems to be harsh and...

Day 77 – God is Faithful

Day 77 – God is Faithful

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that the sons of Reuben and Gad say that the land on the east of Jordan is good for cattle. Since they have cattle, they want to stay there where things are comfortable and not take the land God has for them. Moses tells them if...

Day 76 – War against Midian

Day 76 – War against Midian

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we see there is corruption nearby. The people of Israel have been infected by the idolatry of the Midianites. Before they enter the Promised Land, they must go to battle and put an end to the corruption. It is important to...

Day 75 – The Keeping of Vows

Day 75 – The Keeping of Vows

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, there is a review of the major feasts -- Feast of Booths and the Day of Atonement. On the Day of Atonement, the Israelites afflict themselves as a sign of sorrow for their sins. On this day they offer sacrifices in atonement...