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God: the First Boss & the First Matchmaker

In my post on Genesis chapter 1, I wrote about Creation in the panoramic view.  In Genesis chapter 2, we meet our characters more close-up-and-personal.  Chapter 2 is the first installment of the first real story we get in the Bible.  If you have... Continue Reading →

The Garden of Delights

Genesis chapter 2 starts off with God resting from His labors of creation.  I didn’t really spend much time on this in my last post about Old Testament stories, but God's rest is an interesting way to start off the chapter that... Continue Reading →

The Lord is this Urban Girl’s Shepherd

The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. ~ Psalm 23:1 There are no two ways about it: I’m an urbanite.  I grew up in the city (mostly), went to college in the city, and have lived all my... Continue Reading →

The Opening Act, Panoramic Views

As Fraulein Maria sings in The Sound of Music, "Let's start at the very beginning, a very good place to start!  When you read, you begin with A B C."  When you read the Bible, you start with Genesis 1.  Cue the... Continue Reading →

He Loves Me!

But now this is what the LORD says, He who created you, o Jacob, He who formed you, o Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.” ~ Isaiah 43:1 Standing... Continue Reading →

Learning to Love the Old Testament Stories

Stories.  We love them!  Some of us love to tell them, with exaggerated gestures and dramatic facial expressions.  Others of us love to read them, the descriptive words washing over us to chill or gladden our hearts.  Some of us... Continue Reading →

Hope in the Midst of Longing

Hope is such a strange thing.  Theoretically, I think of hope as being life-giving, but what it more often feels like is a current agony of waiting.  I can tell you right now that you’ll be seeing frequent thoughts along the themes of... Continue Reading →

Welcome to My World

Dear friends, If you’ve talked to me at all in the last year or so, I’ve probably told you that I’m planning to do some writing.  You then may have asked, “What are you going to write about?” And I... Continue Reading →

With Great Power…

I've been thinking about freedom lately.  It's a powerful thing.  And you know what Spider-Man has to come to grips with: Wise words, Uncle Ben.  So, as an American, it behooves me to remember that my vast variety of freedoms actually... Continue Reading →

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