“All of this has happened before. And it will all happen again.” – Everyone on “Battlestar Galactica.” Is it possible that one random chapter of Leviticus is actually the key to understanding the entire narrative of the people of Israel? I’m gonna go ahead and say . . . maybe. Again, I’m no Bible scholar, … Continue reading
7am. You’re wakin’ up in the mornin’. You gotta get fresh and go downstairs. After grabbin’ your bowl of cere-owl you rush out to the bus stop. But suddenly, you realize you forgot to read your morning blogs! Which blog should you reaaaaaad? Well, how about you head on over to Sharideth Smith’s blog called … Continue reading
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About halfway through Genesis I decided I needed to do something to celebrate the completion of the book; something that would be fitting given what I read. I asked some people for suggestions and had some really creative responses. But at the last minute, inspiration struck and I knew what I was going to do. … Continue reading
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And so Genesis 50 closes out the book quietly and solemnly. Jacob has died and Joseph follows. It is a time to grieve the loss of these two great men of faith. So how exactly to Egyptians honor the dead? Oh yes, I remember . . . THEY MUMMIFY THEIR CORPSES! Who knew that Jacob … Continue reading
photo © 2007 Josep Ma. Rosell | more info (via: Wylio) Hey Dad- Listen, I know you are getting really old and you’re starting to go blind like grandpa did, but I gotta level with you: I feel just a slight twinge of frustration at what you did to my family today. I was expecting … Continue reading
(Either before or after you read this, head over to Shawn Smucker’s blog and check out my guest post: 5 Writing Secrets I Learned from Reading Genesis! Thanks Shawn!) Way back in Genesis 12 God gave Abram a promise. It was a promise that the whole world would be blessed through his offspring. It was … Continue reading
I am getting down to the home stretch of Genesis! Only four chapters left after this one. Then I will only have 65 more books to go through! Hooray! Genesis 46 could be described as the “Exodus to Egypt.” Jacob (Israel) takes his whole family on a vacation to the Pyramid Paradise and has an … Continue reading
Joseph starts to take after his old man. Judah starts to look after his old man. ——————— On my bookshelf there are many . . . books. I have several shelves devoted to my fiction collection. Lord of the Rings sits next to Harry Potter which is followed by the Ender’s Game series. On the … Continue reading
The “Brothers J” make the trek back to Egypt for more food from “the man.” In tow is their youngest brother, Benjamin (great name BTW!), whom “the man” wanted to see. Hilarity ensues. Or you could look at Genesis 43 this way: The brothers go through their food really fast. Then Joseph has a cry-fest. … Continue reading
Thank you to all y’all who shared your “What Would You Do?” thoughts. I found them fascinating and hilarious, with just the right amount of thoughtful irreverence. I wrote that first paragraph before yesterday’s post went live. Here’s to hoping! And now for my own thoughts on Genesis 42. Things Were Going Great . . … Continue reading