[Joel] A New Normal

[Joel] A New Normal

“The pastures are desolate and the land mourns, for the grain has been destroyed, the new wine has dried up, and the olive oil is but a trickle… the farmers wail, the vines wither, the fig trees fail. Pomegranate, palm, apple – every tree in the land have dried up,...
[Hosea] Hinged on Love

[Hosea] Hinged on Love

“How can I give you up, Ephraim?     How can I hand you over, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah?     How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart recoils within me;     my compassion grows warm and tender.” – Hosea 11:8 They deserve judgement....
A Sabbath Exercise in Four Directions

A Sabbath Exercise in Four Directions

A Guest Post by by Linda Yates  North Face the North – hold your hands up in the air. In the north are bedrock and cold. The land of snow and ice comes down to visit us in our winter. Winter is a time of coziness, of creatures sleeping under snow, trusting in the...
[Lamentations] Why?

[Lamentations] Why?

“You have wrapped yourself with a cloud     so that no prayer can pass through.” – Lamentations 3:44 Lamentations … It’s a great title. This is exactly what you get – five poems lamenting the destruction of Jerusalem. Lamentations...