It sounds like a trite phrase but I think it's the best wording to describe them.
I was really struck last year when my son, James, went through a seed collecting phase. Initially I did it to humor him but then it became kind of fun. When we ate whole grain bread we would pull out the seeds. Whenever we ate a piece of fruit we would save a seed. If we found a seed somewhere in nature he would inevitably stick it in his pocket.
Ultimately he had a whol
Growing up I watched the animated movie “The Prince of Egypt” more times then I can ever count. It is the story of Moses freeing the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. The youth group recently watched the film in two sittings and had conversations about how we can relate the life and struggles of Moses. It also perfectly coincided with our Sunday School curriculum. I have not seen the movie in over a decade, but as we watched it I was struck by the many truths in the movie.
In Thursday morning’s Women’s Bible Study we discussed two perilous crossings. The first is in Mark 4:35-41, and the second is Mark 6:45-53. Both of these stories are similar – the disciples are in a boat, they encounter bad weather and/or choppy waters, and then Jesus stills the stormy weather. But there are differences in these two stories as well. In the first journey, the crossing was made under the protection of Jesus. Jesus says to his disciples “Let us go across to