Relentless: Nehemiah 6-7

The Indiana Jones saga covers the fictional life and exploits of Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Jr. Dr. Jones, AKA “Indy” is an archaeological professor with a penchant for historical riches including the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail, among other items. Standing in the way of these treasures are rival double-crossing archaeologists, ancient booby traps, Nazis, Communists, assassins, … Read More

Reverence: Nehemiah 5

Messina is a beautiful coastal city in Sicily, located on the Northeast portion of the island, just across from the tip of the boot of the Italian mainland. In the early 20th century, it was a thriving and prosperous city of about 150,000. The city had become wealthy, proud, and hostile to religion. On December 27, 1908, government officials passed … Read More

Resilience: Nehemiah 4

In December of 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton set off to make mankind’s first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. He had 27 other seasoned sailors with him on his ship the Endurance as they sailed southward towards the south pole. According to legend, Shackleton had recruited these sailors through an advertisement he placed in a London paper, stating: “Men wanted … Read More

Re-Engage: Nehemiah 2-3

“If at first you don’t succeed… try, try again.” You’re probably familiar with the phrase, but do you know where it came from? Legend has it that the phrase originated with Robert the Bruce, heir to the throne of Scotland in the early 14th century. King Edward the Longshanks of England had just finished suppressing the Scottish revolt led by William … Read More