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this virus and what we know

(Disclaimer: that title is misleading and for that, I apologize. This post is not about what we know about Covid-19. It's just that I wrote most of this post last night, had a fitful night sleep and have had nowhere near enough coffee this morning, so...it is what it is.) I can't pretend to understand… Continue reading this virus and what we know

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genesis 32: the contingency plan

"Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children.  But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’” - vs. 11-12 Jacob gave himself… Continue reading genesis 32: the contingency plan

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genesis 31: all that is ours

Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.” Isaac told his son not to marry a Canaanite woman, but to take a wife from his mother's family. So Jacob left to go find a wife among his own people. Now, twenty years… Continue reading genesis 31: all that is ours

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genesis 30: comparison

They were sisters. Family. And now, this thing between Leah and Rachel has become almost too hard to watch. And let’s be clear about what it is we are watching. Two women hurting each other because of a desire to have what the other one has. To be fair, we're not talking about a favorite… Continue reading genesis 30: comparison

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genesis 29: unloved but loved

Such an intriguing chapter. It's a love story, payback story and kindness of God story all rolled into one. Jacob met the love of his life in Rachel, and paid a steep price to marry her. "Then Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me,… Continue reading genesis 29: unloved but loved

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genesis 28: the ladder

"And he dreamed, and behold, there was a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven. And behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it!" That ladder. Connecting heaven with earth. Because sin happened and God no longer walks in the garden with us. That ladder had a… Continue reading genesis 28: the ladder

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genesis 27: already yours

Birthright designated who would assume leadership of the family, and who would get the largest portion of the inheritance. The birthright belonged to the firstborn son. But the blessing was different. With the blessing, the father could designate whichever child he wanted to receive the bulk of the inheritance, and could give him power and… Continue reading genesis 27: already yours