Tag Archives: Feast of Tabernacles

An Introduction To The Songs Of Ascent: Part Two

[Note:  This post is part of a series [1] on the Songs of Ascent] Before we can have much to say about the Songs of Ascent themselves, it is worthwhile to introduce the contents of the Songs of Ascents themselves.  … Continue reading

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Psalm 126: Those Who Sow In Tears Shall Reap In Joy

In understanding Psalm 126, it is important to understand a bit about its context and placement within the Bible.  This anonymous psalm, and a short one at only 6 verses, is one of the psalms in the Songs of Ascents, … Continue reading

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An Introduction To The Songs Of Ascents: Part One

When the Psalms were compiled in the post-exilic period, there were a few areas of the Psalms where song cycles were placed.  In our contemporary age we are used to compilations and concept albums, so much so that we think … Continue reading

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Book Review: Living A Mighty Faith

Living A Mighty Faith: A Simple Heart And A Powerful Faith, by Angus Buchan [Note: This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publisher in exchange for an honest review.] While in some ways this book is a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Rough Guide To Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania

The Rough Guide To Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania, written and researched by Jonathan Bousfield In reading this book, I had a general goal as well as a specific one. The general aim, of course, was to get background on the … Continue reading

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You Can Leave The Island

Over the past few days I have been working on the logistics of the Feast of Tabernacles with my mother, who really ought to have been a travel agent given the way that she can ferret out inexpensive flights. When … Continue reading

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A Review Of The 2015 Feast Of Tabernacles In Steamboat Springs, Colorado

[Note: This post is a continuation of a series of post-feast reflections on the Feast of Tabernacles [1]]. Given the amount of dried blood and flakes of skin that I have blown out of my nose on a regular basis … Continue reading

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No Room At The Inn: The Economies Of Scale Of Travel Housing

Shortly before the Feast of Tabernacles, a man and his pregnant wife traveled from their hometown several days to the area where the two of them had ancestors to take an oath of allegiance to a proud ruler. When they … Continue reading

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I’m Gonna Wait On The Lord

Although I have written about songs and Bible passages dealing with waiting before [1], it so happens that one of the songs I will be leading the children’s choir at my feast site this year [2] is called “I’m Gonna … Continue reading

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Today In History: On July 27, 1990, Jamaat Al-Musilmeen Attempted To Overthrow The Government Of Trinidad And Tobago

By mid-1990, the popularity of the reformist National Alliance for Reconstruction government had faded a little bit as perhaps unrealistic hopes for improvement were dashed by the reality of politics as usual in the small Caribbean island nation [1]. Two … Continue reading

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