Spirit of the Scripture Updates and Brand New Beginnings

by Joshua Tilghman on March 1, 2014

New BeginningsI just wanted to give everyone a few updates with the blog. I haven’t posted in a while because my wife and I are preparing to move. We’re hoping to relocate in Wake Forest. We’ve already picked out a house and we’re just waiting to sell ours. We’re beginning a new journey:)

As you can guess, I have been busy with house-hunting, a contingency agreement, negotiations, getting my house in tip-top shape, appraisals, real estate agents, and lenders. And that’s on top of all the other stuff I have going on, so I don’t expect to post anything soon. I have some more posts planned, but it may be a little while before I actually sit down and type them out. Maybe a few weeks, maybe even a month. In the meantime I will continue to post submissions from other contributors so new material will still be going up.

I am excited about getting into the new house (provided our current house sells) because I will finally have my own office space. Our current house is a nice lake house, but all the bedrooms are used up by the kids. My office has been a small desk in the corner of the kitchen for the past several years. I’m looking forward to getting a big desk, plenty of space, and some real quiet time. I still have a lot of things planned for the future of this blog. I’ll get more into that as summer gets closer, but it’ll be nice to have something that I can call a real office.

I’ve enjoyed living on Kerr Lake because of the beautiful scenery, great bass fishing, and quiet, woodsy atmosphere. I’m going to miss that. Very much. But I also know it’s time to move and embrace new opportunities. Besides, my grandparents own a small farm not far from where I currently live. They also have a dock on the lake, so I can always return on the weekends and enjoy the backcountry woods and lake atmosphere.

For everyone that didn’t know I participated on Jacob’s Israel’s blog talk radio show, Voice in the Dead Woods. Here’s the link: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/jacob-israel/2014/02/09/you-are-the-creator-of-your-life. Jacob also runs a blog that is similar in content to Spirit of the Scripture. I recommend that you give it some time if you haven’t already: http://jacobisrael.com/. He’s got some great info! I’ve gotten to know Jacob personally over the last month and I really enjoy our conversations on Scripture.

I also wanted to say I appreciate all the great contributing posts on SOS. Although SOS will always have an emphasis on the Bible, I am hoping to get some great esoteric material on other religious texts in the future. Beneath the literal interpretations, dogma, and politics, I believe they all share the same message about the journey of consciousness and our souls. It is my hope that SOS can serve as a hub to share this message to as many people who have an interest in knowing more about the origins of sacred scriptures and how they relate to our conscious journey.

Once I get set up again (in my new office :)) I’ll be working hard to bring new material to the blog. Since I have my summers off, I plan on developing a productive schedule that will allow me to make some great changes and provide lots more information. Thanks for reading and sharing.


{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Paula Kempf March 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

We Cant Wait Till You Get Settled & Bring Even More Info To Us That We Are In Dire Need Of :’-) God Bless


Thomas Mitchell March 8, 2014 at 7:10 am

God bless you and your family on your new journey. Thank you for your updates and blogs.


Joshua March 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Thanks Paula.


Raymond Phelan March 1, 2014 at 4:20 pm


This ‘new beginning’ sounds really exciting even from where I am thousands of miles away: a dream-journey blessed in heaven, fantastic! Lake Kerr sounds attractively beautiful, so I’m sure there’s some blessed family just as eager to move in once they see the surrounding area as you describe it! Truly you deserve the space and desk which befits the editor/founder of this Manna-serving blog. For sure, as this happy new journey commences, you and all the family have the good wishes of all your blog readers. Bring on lovely Wake forest.

Blessings to all!


Joshua Tilghman March 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm

I think it will be a great move, Raymond. Thanks.


Sparks March 1, 2014 at 5:34 pm

To Josh & Family!
This is such wonderful news and am sure I can speak for all of here of how happy we are for you!

Isn’t it amazingly beautiful how at the right time God and the universe wraps its arms of love around you and carry’s your hopes and dreams, making it all possible.
The entire feel of it all is a miracle as you watch it all unfold so perfectly! 🙂

Don’t even think about us here, we have enough material to keep us plenty busy while you are enjoying the new journey and DO ENJOY as you and your family make brand new memory’s, in your brand new home, with an office to boot!!

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow,
May the soft winds freshen your spirit,
May the sunshine brighten your heart,
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you, and
May God unfold you in the mantle of His Love.
(an Irish Blessing)

With Love,


Sparks March 1, 2014 at 5:37 pm

May God enfold you in the mantle of His love…


Robert March 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm


I think unfold has a kind of positive esoteric connotation


Sparks March 2, 2014 at 2:14 pm

So true, as I was correcting my misspell I thought well, either way “its all good”!!

Enfold- (embrace)

Unfold – (to open from a folded state : open out : expand : blossom
: develop, evolve
: to open out gradually to the view or understanding : become known )

All the best Josh!! 🙂


Joshua Tilghman March 6, 2014 at 7:09 pm

As always, very much appreciated, Sparks!


Rama March 1, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Thanks for the update Josh,
We wish you the best Brother!



Joshua Tilghman March 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm

Thanks Rama!


Christine March 2, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Dear Josh,

I wish you the best! I’m sure you will find the perfect house for yourself and your family. Funny, I don’t have an office either at the moment. I either work in the kitchen, in my bedroom, or go to the clubhouse. I’m in the middle of two projects right now, hopefully the one we’ve submitted to the NIH for a grant will come through at the end of this month! I look forward to the time I can blog more, but right now there are important things I must fulfill.

Talk soon my friend!

P.S. Will you live close to Durham?


Joshua Tilghman March 6, 2014 at 7:10 pm


So good to hear from you again. I hope you are doing well. And yes, I won’t be far from Durham.


Mike Pinkston March 3, 2014 at 7:37 am

Josh enjoy your new home and spend time getting settle in with your family.


Joshua Tilghman March 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm

I appreciate the comment, Mike.


Cedric March 14, 2014 at 3:31 am

good interview but dang I wish Jacob would let you speak more not only that but he constantly cuts you off, its his show but he just hogs the whole conversation which gets a little irritating.


Sparks March 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Hi Cedric,
Good for you, I think you spoke for us all here at SOS…thank you 🙂
I listened to Paul on Jacob’s show, as a GUEST and was disappointed as well.
Can’t bring myself to go over there and listen to the same with Josh…

Jacob, we love you, but what’s with the horsey thing?
OK…maybe I see, we are mucking out stalls? or maybe feeding the horses?
May I make a few suggestion, one’s which I believe will enhance your programs/shows?
Tone it down, say 2 notches, let the guest finish their thoughts, expressing their selves completely, maybe a practice session to see where you are with time?

Remember, we make our GUESTS feel special, share the feast!
Love & Light,


Robert March 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Cedric and Sparks,

I just now listened to the radio broadcast to see what your complaints were about.

First, I just want to say that I really connected to what Josh said about “The conscious mind being the rudder for the subconscious mind.” I think that was the highlight of the show for me. I came away from that broadcast with that idea reverberating in my mind.

I do see your point about Jacob having almost too much energy and cutting in a lot. I don’t know if that’s a fault or just a circumstance. Jacob is an excellent solo gig, chock full of enthusiasm and bursting with comments non-stop, with a style and pacing that is a new age radical version of Rush Limbaugh (and I mean that as a compliment). He also experiments a lot and also goofs around (like taking a bathroom break and letting the audience hear the flushing commode).

I think because he found so much in common with Paul and Josh, he wanted to experiment with something that is not easy for him at this point… interviewing. Jacob operates by exploding with a cascade of ideas, almost free association, whenever he comes across something familiar, in order to entertain and impress the audience. Paul and Josh are a lot more mellow and inclined to teach principles step by step using a logical flow of thought. It’s like a firecracker interviewing two oil lamps. It’s not an easy situation to accommodate and I think they all did the best they could for the first or second try.

In the future, perhaps Jacob could allow the guests “themselves” to present who they are and what they believe, and with a little more freedom to speak in depth, rather than cutting in so much and going off on his own monologue. I think that experiment might seem new and risky to him, but what the heck, it might be worth it.

We are used to the model on TV talk shows where the host starts the ball rolling but then lets the guest do their own thing, cutting in once in a while if the guest gets tongue tied, or requires some affirmation, or the pot needs some stirring. The spotlight is on the guest, not the host. Maybe Jacob could aim more in that direction.


Christine March 16, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Hi Robert,

loved your comments!

Josh I hope to listen to the interview soon! Hope your move is moving along well…


angeleen November 25, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Hi Josh with a great full hart I purposefully stumbled unto your site after my friend told me to read up on the kabhalla tree. I need more. Pleas tell me where can I get your deep insight of the hidden secrets about life religion mankind spiritual awarenes in book form. Befor I were diognosed with cancer God told me that great secrets will be revealed to me. At tis stage of my life I’m like a bone dry sponge ready to soak and learn. Their is so mush pain in this world and I would love to make a impact. And I can only serve when I have knowledge. Knowledge and wisdom come with great responsibility. My deapest desire is to know the truth as I did ask god to reveal himself to me. With a shaterd hart and a deep desire to know the “TRUTH” pleas help I need your knowledge and insight. As I belief that politics religion and greed has destorted what Jesus came to teach us the trueth that’s always been right in front of us (in the bible). Deep in my hart I always new that

A greatfull and humble hart


Joshua Tilghman December 9, 2014 at 9:55 pm


I am so happy to hear that you have overcome cancer. And it’s so great that you want to have an impact! To be honest, I have gleaned so much over many years of study in the Bible, ancient history, Eastern religion and philosophy, etc. I don’t think there’s one book that will give you everything you need to understand. A good one to start with might be Lee Bladon’s book called The Science of Spirituality. If you are able to get your hands on a copy and you have any question, feel free to contact.



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