“Incline your ear and come to me. Listen that you may live” (Isaiah 55:3, NAS) Solitude is one of the ingredients that sustains our communication with God through prayer. In fact, it is the mechanism I believe through which God intends for us to find Him and to listen to Him as a disciple. THE […]

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A leading characteristic of the Ox family is that they are submissive to authority, and easily driven. They do not follow their master’s call like sheep and goats; but to the word of command and to the goad they are obedient.  This submission to authority they show among themselves. Among a herd of cows feeding, the […]

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In keeping with the Hebrew tradition of naming children according to their character, Leah gave the name “Judah” to the fourth son she bore Jacob. Her reason for calling him “Judah” (literally translated “praise”) is given in Genesis 29:35: “‘This time I will praise the LORD.’” Leah, whose husband did not love her as he […]

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