Numbers 11

Missio on Grumbling: Sharing the Burden

I spend my vocational days as a caregiver, caring for those with special needs through a remarkable ministry called Jill’s House.  In Numbers 11:14 Moses said to the Lord, “I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is … more »

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Missio on Grumbling: Approaching God

What makes a good leader? I fear that quite often my actions reflect a flawed and immature understanding of this question. My most common error is falling back on the belief that good leaders do everything. Good leaders have it … more »

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Missio on Grumbling: America, de Tocqueville, and Complaining

I sought for the greatness and genius of America in her commodious harbors and her ample rivers – and it was not there . . . in her fertile fields and boundless forests and it was not there . . … more »

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Missio on Grumbling: Reframing the Mundane

Walk into the office, ask my supervisor how I can help today, get a long list of tasks ranging from papers to file, emails to return, excel spreadsheets to create, and then after a few minutes of small talk, go … more »

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Missio on Grumbling: Noticing the Manna God Provides

Numbers 11 recounts a terrible yet far too familiar story of discontentment, ingratitude, and the resulting anger of God being administered. The sobering conclusion of the passage begins to put into perspective how seriously the Lord takes these things. While … more »

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Missio on Grumbling (Numbers 11)

It must be one of our favorite pastimes as a culture: complaining about our work.  Grumbling.  And certainly there are times where complaint is legitimate, where things at work are unjust.  But there are also plenty of times where we … more »

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