Archive for August, 2021

  • August 31, 2021By JB Shreve

    We face a plague of bad news and reports that could easily crush the spirit. This morning I woke to images of the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan and considered what that meant for the people left under Taliban control. The pandemic is raging, and there are reports of the discovery of yet another

  • August 10, 2021By JB Shreve

    The word heart is found 30 times in the book of Exodus. Nineteen of these uses (63%) relate specifically to the heart of Pharaoh. In fact, in the English Standard Version of the Bible, nearly every use of the word heart from Exodus 1 to Exodus 15 refers specifically to Pharaoh’s heart. Those references to

  • August 9, 2021By JB Shreve

    For a year and a half, the world has been struggling against the coronavirus. Lockdowns. Vaccines. Facemasks. These words and issues are now pieces of our lexicon that we consider and debate in the new era. In the US, there have been more coronavirus-related deaths than American military deaths in World War I, World War

  • August 8, 2021By JB Shreve

    What is spiritual strength? Over the course of the last few podcast devotionals, JB and Casie Shreve have discussed the idea of building spiritual strength. What exactly is spiritual strength though? That is the question we discuss in today’s podcast devotional. Strength is not about freedom from hardship, bad times, or even failure. Strength is