old testament

At the Heart of Life is Memory

After my father died I enjoyed many evenings sitting at the table after dinner with my mother talking about people: family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and shared experiences. My mother was blessed with a very happy childhood and loved to reminisce …

Lessons From Ruth

One of two books in the Old Testament named for women (the other is Esther), Ruth is a breath of fresh air. Her story follows one of the grimmest chapters in Israel’s history: the Period of Judges. The Book of …

Bible 101 Update

As October made it’s end, Bible 101 found it’s end in the Old Testament study of the kings of Israel, with the Southern Kingdom of Judah going into captivity in Babylon. It was a long study of this history and …