Heroic, Hopeful, or Wishful Thinking?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wmsm4-100401c

It’s easy to be optimistic in the good times, or even in the moderately bad times, but what about when the world as we know it is coming to an end? 

Judges 7:19-22, 8:10; Job 1:21, 13:14-16; John 6:66-69

King Leonidas of Sparta, hero of the Battle of Thermopylae. (Photo by Dan McLean, June 4, 2005, www.flickr.com.)

Music: “Ben Hur,” Marc Reift, Philharmonic Wind Orchestra & Marc Reift Orchestra, 87 Greatest Hits for Concert Band, Marcophone, 2014.

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Weekly Bible Reading for April 11-17 2021: Tazria (Leprosy) & Metzora (The Leper)

This coming week, April 4-10 2021 (29 Nisan-5 Iyar), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Tazria (Leprosy); Metzora (The Leper)

11 Apr Leviticus 12:1-13:23 Job 4:1-5:27 Acts 2:1-21 Proverbs 21:21-31
12 Apr Leviticus 13:24-39 Job 6:1-7:21 Acts 2:22-42 Psalm 81:1-16
13 Apr Leviticus 13:40-54 Job 8:1-9:35 Acts 2:43-3:10 Psalm 82:1-8
14 Apr Leviticus 13:55-14:20 Job 10:1-11:20 Acts 3:11-26 Proverbs 22:1-6
15 Apr Leviticus 14:21-32 Job 12:1-13:28 Acts 4:1-22 Proverbs 22:7-11
16 Apr Leviticus 14:33-15:15 Job 14:1-15:35 Acts 4:23-37 Proverbs 22:12-16
17 Apr Leviticus 15:16-33 2 Kings 7:3-20 Acts 5:1-20 Proverbs 22:17-23

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Just Let Me Go Home

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A U.S. Coast Guard Cadet glances down while climbing a mast of the CGC Eagle during the ship’s 2019 summer cruise. (USCG photo posted August 13, 2019, United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE Official Facebook page.)

Sometimes life can get so hard that we’re ready for our Creator to take us home. But what do we really mean by that? And what does He hear when we cry out that way? 

Psalm 1:1-6; Jeremiah 17: 5-10; Luke 13:6-9; Galatians 5:16-23; James 3:13-18

Click here to listen to the podcast: Just Let Me Go Home

Music: “Sloop John B,” The Beach Boys, Good Vibrations: Thirty Years of The Beach Boys, Capitol Records, 1993. The full song can be heard at https://americansongwriter.com/beach-boys-sloop-john-b-behind-the-song/.

Weekly Bible Reading for April 4-10 2021: Matzot (Unleavened Bread) & Shmini (Eighth)

This coming week, April 4-10 2021 (22-28 Nisan), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Matzot (Unleavened Bread) & Shmini (Eighth)

04 Apr Deuteronomy 15:19-16:17 Isaiah 10:32-12:6 John 18:20-40 Proverbs 20:8-14
05 Apr Leviticus 9:1-23 Nehemiah 9:1-38 John 19:1-22 Proverbs 20:15-22
06 Apr Leviticus 9:24-10:11 Nehemiah 10:1-39 John 19:23-42 Proverbs 20:23-30
07 Apr Leviticus 10:12-15 Nehemiah 11:1-12:26 John 20:1-18 Psalm 79:1-13
08 Apr Leviticus 10:16-20 Nehemiah 12:27-13:31 John 20:19-21:8 Psalm 80:1-19
09 Apr Leviticus 11:1-32 Job 1:1-3:26 John 21:9-25 Proverbs 21:1-10
10 Apr Leviticus 11:33-47 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 Acts 1:1-26 Proverbs 21:11-20

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for March 28-April 3 2021: Pesach (Passover) &; Matzot (Unleavened Bread)

This coming week, March 28-April 3 2021 (15-21 Nisan), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Pesach (Passover) & Matzot (Unleavened Bread)[1]

28 Mar Exodus 12:21-51 Joshua 5:2-61 John 13:31-14:7 Proverbs 19:15-21
29 Mar Leviticus 22:26-23:44 2 Kings 23:1-9, 23-25 John 14:8-31 Proverbs 19:22-29
30 Mar Exodus 13:1-16 Numbers 28:16-25 John 15:1-17 Psalm 78:1-15
31 Mar Exodus 22:24-23:19 Nehemiah 5:1-6:19 John 15:18-16:11 Psalm 78:16-33
01 Apr Exodus 13:17-22 Nehemiah 7:1-42 John 16:12-33 Psalm 78:34-53
02 Apr Exodus 14:1-25 Nehemiah 7:43-8:18 John 17:1-26 Psalm 78:54-72
03 Apr Exodus 14:26-15:26 2 Samuel 22:1-51 John 18:1-19 Proverbs 20:1-7

[1] Pesach (Passover) is sundown, March 27 to sundown, April 4. Matzot (Unleavened Bread) begins at sundown on March 28, continuing through sundown on April 4. Yom Habikkurim (First Fruits) is April 3-4 (sundown to sundown.)

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link: