One divine melody permeates the grand narrative of redemptive history. In The Father’s Song series, Jeremy guides us through the biblical narrative–from Genesis to Revelation–with “ears to hear” the penetrating God-beat keeping everything in sync. This excerpt is called describes the 40-year stubbornness of Moses and Israel in the desert.
I spent several years substitute teaching in the public schools to pay my way through seminary. Substitute teaching is not for the faint of heart. In order to survive, you must have thick skin, the patience of a saint and the ability to give the impression that you’re in control when you have absolutely none!
Some subs choose their classes carefully, avoiding certain subjects and grade levels that will prove more difficult than others. For example, library monitor or 10th grade history are two safe choices: the first you just read a book and occasionally remind the children to “use inside voices”; the second you usually pop in a History Channel video and hit play. Other subs live a bit more on the wild side. Perhaps the boldest of them all is the 6th grade band sub with no band experience…
I remember well the day I walked into the band room expecting to show”The Music Man” or something and instead found a conductor’s baton and detailed instructions on which musical pieces to lead the class through! The rest of the day is a blur. Continue reading Moses & the 40-Year Band Rehearsal