Author: Bob Blum


When God set about to establish a nation that He could use to represent the heavenly family to the Gentile world, He chose to start with a family of 12 sons. Later, when the Messiah saw it was time for Him to begin teaching about the Good News of salvation, He chose to give special training to 12 men. These (for the greater part) would become His disciples to spread the Gospel of the kingdom to a hurting world. So it shouldn’t surprise us that when the Creator formed our bodies to be a representation of Himself to a...

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The Coach

And it happened after this there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob. Then Sibbechai the Hushathite killed Saph, who was of the sons of the giant. 2Sa 21:18 There is another type of advisor we are attracted to, the Coach. The Expert is just that, an expert. It is pretty much up to us as to how we shall integrate his counsel. But the Coach is a step closer. He is a hands-on teacher—right there with us, watching every move, commending us when we perform well and advising us how to do this better and why...

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The Entertainer

And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines; where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew [Lahmi] the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.  2 Samuel 21:19  Mark Twain once said, “Before the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.” Laughter does seem to be a powerful weapon against many stresses and pressures of life, and, some claim, even cancers[1]. It, laughter therapists say, is the human gift for coping[2] and sometimes even survival. But laughter is only the skin. The real tonic is called the “feel-good...

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The Interpreter

And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant. And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him. 2Sa 21 :20-21 The Interpreter comes into our lives when we are the most vulnerable and innocent. It may be our mother holding a spoon with a new food in front of us, and smiling, saying, “Open wide, Honey. This will help...

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I have grown up reading the Creation Story as a story about how the earth was created. That’s all. Then one day I decided to ask the Lord to show me something new about Genesis 1. I read no other books, no newspapers, listened to no music, and computers weren’t invented yet to distract me from my focus. For a whole week I read Genesis 1 over and over again, in as many different ways I could think of… hopefully so God could reach some new area of my brain. But nothing happened. So I thought I would let...

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If we ever think we understand God's Word or His World it is only because we have stopped studying them.


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