Going Forward by Turning Back

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell the people of Israel to turn back and encamp in front of Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea, in front of Baal-zephon…” Ex 14:1 Suddenly ejected from Egypt, by now the Israelites have traveled by a longer unusual route, at night with fiery pillar lighting the way, and […]

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The Dark Way

Follow up on my previous post about The Wilderness Way, immediately following that passage in Exodus 13 we read, And they moved on from Succoth and encamped at Etham, on the edge of the wilderness. And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and […]

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The Wilderness Way

When Pharaoh let the [Israelites] go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.” But God led the people around by the way of the wilderness towards the […]

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The Journey Begins (Again)

[Ed. Note: From my previous blog, Throw Away Everything. -AR] Maintaining a blog, any blog, has its challenges. Writers suffer burnout. We wonder if anyone is reading what we offer as our carefully-crafted work. We wonder if our little voice matters when there are so many other, more notable, voices out. And a blog about […]

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