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After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. (Luke 10:1, NKJV) When I travel, I always intend to travel light, but I can’t say I succeed. A couple I know packed for a trip of several days in one carryon. Not one each—only one. It wasn’t even heavy. I was so tempted to ask just what they packed in that single bag. It amazed me that they could travel with so little. When I’m struggling with a heavy piece…

“Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox” (Proverbs 14:4, English Standard Version) For some reason, the above verse in Proverbs has always intrigued me. I’m not sure why. My knowledge of animals and agriculture is limited at best. As a city gal, the biggest animals I see are the squirrels in my tree and the neighbor’s dog. To understand this verse, I decided to do a little research on oxen. Oxen, I learned, are really cattle who are selected to work as draft animals. Since around 4,000 BC,…