Friday, August 19, 2016


Today’s Reading: Exodus 15

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Jewish children dance at a presentation in Jerusalem.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

Key Verse: Exodus 15:20

Then Miriam, the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.


Remember Miriam? She was the one who 80 years before, as the older sister of Moses, watched over the little basket floating in the Nile. She arranged for Moses’ mother to care for the baby on behalf of the sister of Pharaoh who found the baby in the bulrushes. Now, about 90 years of age, she prophesies, puts those words to song, plays the timbrel, and leads the dance. Amazing! We need to celebrate too! God has fulfilled His purposes in the past; He is doing so right now; He will do so unfailingly in the future! He provides fresh water and promises, “I am the Lord who heals you!”


Lord God, You are the great “I AM” who heals me. I rest on Your promise for physical healing. I celebrate Your deliverance from the slavery of sin. I praise and worship You for who You are. I sing to You, Lord, for You have triumphed gloriously! Amen!


I plan to find our timbrel and dance. I’ll ask Norma-Jean to play on the piano a dancing song that the Cameron Family from Scotland sang and danced to on the 100 Huntley Street TV show about 25 years ago. Right now I’ll contain my exuberance and finish this blog, getting it ready for posting at just for fresh manna and spring water for you.  Please keep rejoicing! My dance later won’t be as pretty as Miriam’s I’m sure, but Norma-Jean will laugh, and she might even dance with me.

Yours to celebrate with Miriam and you,


P.S. At a family celebration, a cause for dancing, was the marriage of our grandson, Eric. Another cause for celebration was the touchdown of our grandson-in-law, David Lee, who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a defensive end. His wife, our granddaughter Elizabeth, could teach us a little about celebrating!!! Her dad, my son Reynold, our blog photographer, put together a Youtube video about it (click HERE).


9 thoughts on “Friday, August 19, 2016

  1. WOW!

    What a great celebration of the touchdown from the stands.

    I am reminded that my grammar school rugby coach always said that the best defense is a good offense.

    Thanks for the fun Youtube video.


  2. What a great celebration. as we wakeup and go out and perform the work thatJesus is counting on us to do we should celebrate, with that kind of voice,

  3. Thanks for the video David M.
    Enjoying the study of The Exodus.
    My sister told me of this lovely lady who is a Native (Inuit) American and sings and writes awesome songs. We are blessed with such beautiful north country.
    We Are All Family:

  4. I so enjoyed both the “touchdown celebration” and especially the story of “David and Lee” thank you for posting it!!

    Should you end up in a dance with Norma-Jean playing for you…I hope someone is there to video it…that would be special:)

    Does anyone remember the song we once sang about “I will sing unto the Lord for He has triumphed gloriously, the horse and rider fell into the sea?”

    Exodus is such a powerful book…Pastor David, thank you for your continued faithfulness in providing us with this fresh daily bread!!

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