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Rock & Hard Place (sea & sword)

“Why did we stop?”

“I don’t know, I can’t see around the camel.”

“I thought I saw boiling dust coming up from those hills behind us.”

"I changed my mind."

“Oh great! I saw it too. You thinking what I’m thinking?”

“Yes, it’s Pharaoh and his army!”

“He changed his mind, they’re not going to let us go after all.”

“What’s Moses doing?”

“He’s just standing there.”


“Word just came from the front. They said the Red Sea has blocked our escape.”

“Oh, great job Moses, just great!!!”

“Hey, don’t be so hard on Moses, he’s been following God.”

“You’re telling me that after all it took to get us out of there, God brought put us here?”

“Well, Moses  does seem to have the Lord’s help and…”

 “LOOK! It IS Pharaoh! They appear to have their swords drawn.”

“You can see that from here?”

“I know I saw something shiney.”

“This stinks!”

Stuck on the shore --- that's how I feel sometimes

The Shore, the Sea, and the Sword
Recently I read a little book* that looks at God’s People as they encounter the Red Sea. The book, along with a lot of Scripture reading, meditation, and prayer, has caused me to think a lot about my anxieties and doubts. Often I feel as though I’m trapped that the shore (my circumstances) and things aren’t looking too good. I am praying that I learn to better apply Truth to my circumstances.
 God is good and I can trust Him; I’m always going to be fine resting in His care.
The application of truth to circumstances is the practice of faith.  I’m not talking about faith in faith, that place too many televangelists tend to abide. I’m talking about Continue reading Rock & Hard Place (sea & sword)

Barbershop Theology: Relationship before Rules – Part II

Quanah Parker "...is arguably the perfect representative of the good, bad and ugly of the treaties, tribes and tumult of America's westward expansion."

We do not become good so that God will love us.  Rather, it is the love of God that makes us good.

Quanah Parker is arguably the perfect representative of the good, bad and ugly of the treaties, tribes, and tumult of America’s westward expansion. Quanah’s story is remarkable and more particularly, his mother’s story is a plotline in many of great movie westerns. Indeed, hers is a remarkable tale as well.

Growing up in Apache, Oklahoma I had school mates who were direct descendants of the Comanche Indian chief, Quanah Parker. Parker has many descendants. He married seven times, though he never kept more than three at a time. When an Indian Agent told him that he would have to choose only one wife, Quanah replied, “You choose and you tell ‘em.” Continue reading Barbershop Theology: Relationship before Rules – Part II