Of Past Glory, Duds And Small Things

by Kevin Burton    The first time I heard the word “dud” was in the context of fireworks.     Something you paid good money for didn’t work.  The promise of boom-boom, the reality of silence, or maybe a little hissing.    No bang for the buck.    Of course the term applies to many other …

Getting The Lay Of Your Spiritual Land

by Kevin Burton    This fourth-period class at the Earthly School for the Spiritually Blind is one many of you will not be familiar with.    At the school for the blind we had a class called “Orientation and Mobility” to teach us how to navigate our surroundings safely with the use of certain tools …

Are You Prepared To Deliver In Full?

by Kevin Burton    Three words leapt out at me during our regular family Bible study recently.    These days we are in the book of Ezra. That book tells the story of the rebuilding of the temple after Israel’s return to Jerusalem after Babylonian captivity.  Not long ago we studied the book of Nehemiah, …

Rebuilding Walls, Learning From Nehemiah

by Kevin Burton    There is work to be done on the city of Kev. How is your city doing?    I am asking in the context of the Old Testament book of Nehemiah.    Nehemiah tells the story of the rebuilding of the wall of Jerusalem. In his day cities were protected by tall, …