The Coup and the King

In this blog, we will meet a king who must flee his palace because his own son has planned a coup to overthrow his kingdom. David’s son Absalom has been quite successful in winning over the people with his charm. David and his men are not prepared with food and supplies to withstand such a…

Them Bones, Them Bones

A note to my readers: Obadiah’s Cave will be closing soon, and I will be moving many of these writings over to my Tekoa Manning site. The blog below was originally written in 2019 at Obadiah’s Cave. One of my favorite songs is by Jim Croce, “I got a Name.” When I was newly divorced,…

The Voice of Hosea

​I heard the men whispering in the market. Suddenly one of them with piercing eyes was standing before me. “What is your daughter’s name, he asked?” I glance down at her angelic face before answering him. Lo-Ruhammah, (low—Rue-hay-ma) I whisper. “So it is true?” He says, his eyes intently staring at me. I stood up…