Week 34: August 20 – August 26

The downward spiral continues. These stories of the royal houses of Israel and Judah describe the ebb and flow of our humanity – nations, communities, churches, families, individuals. Sometimes we are faithful. Sometimes we are not.

If we are fortunate, we all will have someone in our lives who will call us back to faithfulness. That was the prophets’ job. Elijah and Elisha. And then soon we will meet Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos and Joel. Sometimes their prophetic call actually worked. People repented, mended their ways and averted disaster. Eventually however, the spiral continued its downward path until the golden kingdom of David and Solomon became a wasteland.

But now … read the strange stories of Elisha and the kings. And be sure to read the Living in The Story blogs to help you along.

2 Kings 1-16

2 Chronicles 24-28

Psalms 33

Psalm 78

Psalm 79

John 14-16


As you read resource for Week 34


Living in The Story blog for Week 34


Author: Charlotte Vaughan Coyle

Charlotte lives and blogs in Paris TX. She is ordained within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and developed Living in The Story while doing doctoral work at Brite Divinity School in Ft. Worth. Charlotte also blogs about intersections of faith, politics, and culture at CharlotteVaughanCoyle.com.