Category Archives: Bible Stories

Balaam’s Donkey: The True “Seer”? Interview, Part II

Thank you for rejoining this interview in progress! Sonja had just asked Balaam’s Donkey if she had seen the angel for a second time while she and her traveling party were on their way to Moab to curse the Israelites … Continue reading

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Angels, Swords, and a Straight-Talkin’ Donkey: Interview, Part I

Welcome to our 2nd Interview with Talking Animals from Literature! Today, Balaam’s Donkey has joined me. She comes to us from the Bible, in the Old Testament book of Numbers–a story in Numbers 22-24, to be exact. Sonja: Hee haw, … Continue reading

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Interview with the Narnian Beavers, Part II

[Thank you, my dear Readers, for joining this interview already in progress. For Part I, please see last week’s blog post. Mr. Beaver had just finished telling Sonja that Aslan was “good, but not safe.”] Mr. Beaver: Why, it’s just … Continue reading

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Interview #1: Narnia’s He Beaver and She Beaver, Part I

Sonja: Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Beaver, for joining me today on my blog, Books and Thoughts on Faith and Friendship. Would you care for some tea? Mrs. Beaver: Our pleasure, dearie. Kettle’s singing! I’ll pour–hang on, did you say your “log?” … Continue reading

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Pressed Down, Shaken Together

  A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap (Luke 6:38). Thank you to all who contributed toward making the past week one of the most special of my life! Since I … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: Can Prayer Change God’s Mind?

Stories of Abraham reveal a pretty special relationship between the God and himself. In this story, God reveals to Abraham his plan to destroy a very wicked place. Abraham is afraid that innocent, or “righteous” people will be killed with the … Continue reading

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As for Me and My House. . . .

Seattle, the Seahawks’ 12th Man, suffered a kick in the gut last week, plain and simple. The most common response I heard last week to any discussion of The Game was “I’m not ready to talk about it yet.” Losing the … Continue reading

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Happy Super Bowl Sunday! (Does God Care about Sports?)

If God loves you, and you love sports (or maybe the Seattle Seahawks, in particular), then the transitive property declares that God loves sports, too (and maybe the Seattle Seahawks, in particular). Right? Remember that lesson on the transitive property … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: No Laughing Matter?

Genesis 18, the story of three visitors whom Abraham treated to dinner, and Sarah treated with laughter. Who gets the last laugh, though? For friends new to this blog, “Wednesday’s Word” is a weekly Bible audio clip that rotates between … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word: A Promise Renewed (Ouch)

We don’t always understand everything in the Bible, and this is one of those stories. I believe that sometimes we just need to “Let God be God,” and accept that we don’t have to understand everything in order to have … Continue reading

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