A Body with a Withered Hand– 5-Fold

There is nothing worse than a dead tree. Dead trees attract pests and termites. Dead trees carry disease that spreads to other trees. Dead trees may fall and cause damage, but what about dead hands? Withered hands? It has been a while since I have written about the 5-fold structure mentioned in the Torah and the Newer Testament by Paul (Sha’ul). In this writing, we … Continue reading A Body with a Withered Hand– 5-Fold

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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, I would sing this song and think of my maiden … Continue reading Them Bones, Them Bones

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Go Home and The Five-Fold. Leadership Part VII

This series is getting lengthy. I have over 150 pages and much research for laying the groundwork for another book. Once that book is completed the blog series will be deleted except for three or four blogs. I hope you are enjoying it, and I welcome any feedback. So far, during this blog series, I have taught without becoming too personal. This blog will be … Continue reading Go Home and The Five-Fold. Leadership Part VII

Leadership and Bare Buttocks, Part IV

Leadership and Bare Buttocks “Hine Ma Tov” What could a disturbing story in II Samuel have to do with a Psalm on unity? One has oil dripping down the beard and covering the skirts of Aaron; the other has skirts cut to bare David’s servants nakedness. Their beards shaved half off in disgrace. Have you ever lifted your brother or sister’s skirt to peek under … Continue reading Leadership and Bare Buttocks, Part IV