Don’t be like Balaam

Every four years we study the Old Testament during Sunday School in church.  It’s a chance to refocus on stories in the book and discover ways the lessons in that book of scripture apply to our lives today.  This is an opportunity to learn and progress.  However, it’s amazing the human race has been going at the same life lessons over and over again.  Traditions and customs may change but human nature tends to run the same cycle.  One such example is found in Numbers 22-24. There is a sensational aspect of a talking donkey that tends to take the spotlight so I’m not going to mention it.  Instead, I’m going to focus on Balaam the prophet of God who happened to be a fence sitter.  That is the lesson here. Continue reading

Advertisements

5K dreams

I decided I wanted to walk a 5k this summer.  Truth be told, I really want a shirt showing that I walked a 5k.  The feat doesn’t matter if I don’t have the memento to prove it.  And yes, I’m keeping my expectation low enough so that I can accomplish it.  I am content to walk not run 3.10686 miles.   Continue reading