Occupations in Bible Times, Part II: In the Market Place

As we learned in Part One of this series, the occupations and tasks carried out by men and women were many and varied. And we also learned that because many trades were a mix of cottage industry and manufacturing on a larger scale, the home and field section tends to cross over with jobs inContinue reading “Occupations in Bible Times, Part II: In the Market Place”

Hidden in Silence [Saturday Spotlight]

I don’t know about you, but finances can get pretty tight around here. Our outings usually mean strolling up the street on Saturday night for wonderful piping hot pizzas from our favorite pizzeria-hangout, The Red Wolf. Eating out (unless you go elegant or eat a lot) is really pretty inexpensive here. We can get twoContinue reading “Hidden in Silence [Saturday Spotlight]”

Walking to God’s Heartbeat

I want to walk to God’s heartbeat. Don’t you? Then why do we so often take the easy way out? Our early church fathers, the early missionaries, and even Christ himself purposely chose the hard way, the way of self-denial. They chose to follow God’s way – regardless of the cost and even when itContinue reading “Walking to God’s Heartbeat”

Occupations in Bible Times Part 1: In the Home and Field

Work and vocation, as instituted by God, are good. Scripture opens with God at work, creating the entire world and giving man and woman their first occupations: farming and homemaking. He set them to care for the earth, work for their own living, and make or grow what they needed. And although Israel always remainedContinue reading “Occupations in Bible Times Part 1: In the Home and Field”

Free Bible Images [Saturday Spotlight]

Has a scarcity of good Bible-based images ever frustrated you? Then check out Free Bible Images.org. This amazing site contains over 930 sets of Bible story scenes available for free download and use. And yes, you read that right: free! As long as you agree to the terms of use for each image set andContinue reading “Free Bible Images [Saturday Spotlight]”