Reunion Roadmap 11/27/2021 – Exploring Stilled Spirits with Hayley Chase

How many people walk away from our congregations and fellowships because they don’t feel welcome? Probably more than we are comfortable admitting. It’s not that we intend to exclude people, but our cultural programming doesn’t have much room for those who deal with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and many other conditions that make it difficult to fit in. This is something we address as we conclude our conversation with Hayley Chase. 

Extending welcome from hearts of compassion is a big part of what our Heavenly Father intends. That’s an aspect of our life in Yeshua that Barry Phillips and David Jones discuss in the second half of their midrash on the Plumb Line of Righteousness. It’s also what we hear in the music of our special guest artists Teshuva and Mason Clover.

Check out Stilled Spirits, the Facebook group Hayley hosts that is “meant to be a place where we can share our hearts with honesty.” Stilled Spirits is designed primarily for women who struggle with depression and/or anxiety, but others are welcome.

Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 211127

Prayers of A Good Hearted Woman

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For as long as men have sought good times over quiet homes, good-hearted women have quietly waited for them to come home, and fervently prayed for them to come to their senses. (Photo by Nenad Stojkovic, August 31, 2017, via Flickr.) 

When God said it is not good for man to be alone, was He thinking that men might benefit from female companionship, or that they might not survive without it?

Genesis 37:1-40:23; Amos 2:6-3:8; 1 Samuel 25:1-44; Matthew 1:1-17, 15:21-28; Galatians 5:19-23; James 5:16

Click here to listen to the podcast: Prayers of A Good Hearted Woman

Click here to download the transcript: Prayers of A Good Hearted Woman.pdf

Music: “Good Hearted Woman,” Waylon Jennings with Willie Nelson, Wanted! The Outlaws, RCA Records 1976. Listen to the song at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xI-KOqRKlcs.

Weekly Bible Reading for November 28-December 4: Miketz (At The End Of)

This coming week, November 28-December 4 (24-30 Kislev 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Miketz (At The End Of) and Chanukah.

28 Nov Genesis 41:1-14 1 Samuel 30:1-31:13 Mark 2:1-17 Psalm 32:1-11
29 Nov Genesis 41:15-38 2 Samuel 1:1-2:17 Mark 2:18-3:12 Psalm 33:1-11
30 Nov Genesis 41:39-52 2 Samuel 2:18-3:39 Mark 3:13-35 Psalm 33:12-22
01 Dec Genesis 41:53-42:18 2 Samuel 4:1-5:25 Mark 4:1-20 Psalm 34:1-10
02 Dec Genesis 42:19-43:15 2 Samuel 6:1-7:17 Mark 4:21-41 Psalm 34:11-22
03 Dec Genesis 43:16-29 2 Samuel 7:18-9:13 Mark 5:1-20 Psalm 35:1-10
04 Dec Genesis 43:30-44:17 Zechariah 2:14-4:7 Mark 5:21-43 Psalm 35:11-16

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Reunion Roadmap 11/20/2021 – Exploring Stilled Spirits with Hayley Chase

Do we have room in the Body of Messiah for people who sorrow and hurt? We say we do, but what do we learn when we ask some probing questions about our interaction with those who are walking through a lifetime of chronic pain? 

These are the questions we explore with Hayley Chase. The answers often are not encouraging – not because we intentionally exclude those with mental chronic physical health challenges, but because we’re simply not equipped to notice their challenges, nor help them endure and overcome.

This second part of our three-part interview with Hayley introduces a conversation between Barry Phillips and David Jones about adjusting our lives to our Creator’s Plumb Line of Righteousness. Barry and the Aleph Tav Band provide the musical emphasis in this show that investigates some of the practical considerations of living as disciples of Messiah Yeshua.

Check out Stilled Spirits, the Facebook group Hayley hosts that is “meant to be a place where we can share our hearts with honesty.” Stilled Spirits is designed primarily for women who struggle with depression and/or anxiety, but others are welcome.

Click here to listen and download: Reunion Roadmap 211120 

Bruises in Perspective

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Panoramic view of the entire sky as seen by Two Micron All-Sky Survey. (Original image: NASA/JPL photo PIA04250). 

Being all alone in the universe is scary. The good news is that we are not alone: there is a Creator Who wants to dwell with us. However, it’s still scary when we realize there’s a long, painful process involved in becoming the precious vessels He designed for His dwelling.

Genesis 32:3-36:43; Psalm 118:22-29; Isaiah 8:14-15; Daniel 2:31-45; Obadiah 1; Matthew 21:41-44; Hebrews 11:6

Click here to listen to the podcast: Bruises in Perspective

Click here to download the transcript: Bruises in Perspective.pdf

Music: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy,” 100 Greatest TV Themes, Silva Screen Records Ltd. 2002.

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