Thursday, January 18, 2018

When we find ourselves in stressful situations, it is so easy to lose our balance between our emotions and our reasoning.  Both need attention and expression they are both gifts from God.   You can hear the heart ack in Israel's concern for his youngest son.  He does n...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Life is troubling, and sometimes it is best that we do not know what is coming or we might just go the other way.  Those we may be counting on sometimes let us down.  How shall I interpret (understand) my life, my dreams, my hopes, and desires?  Like Joseph, we keep mo...

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Joseph experiences the sin of his brothers.  They are jealous of his relationship with their father to the point of wanting him dead.  Sin is a dead end literally and figuratively. Their statement, "After all, he is our brother, our own flesh,” does it make any sense?...

Monday, January 15, 2018

Forgiveness is an amazing gift.  Jacob knew or so he thought, that Essu would exact revenge.  Yet Esau ran to meet him (Jacob), embraced him, and flinging himself on his neck, kissed him as he wept."  Have you experienced such forgiveness?  Hav...

Sunday, January 14, 2018

We find God within us and around us in others and in nature. God can use all his creation visible and invisible to speak to our hearts. I am not big on remembering my dreams, but I may need to be more attentive to them and to all the ways God may speak. Our faith's use...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

How we make our way along the journey of life is essential.  We hear how the twelve sons and thus the twelve tribes of Israel (names change for Jacob to come) came about.  God loves them all.  Do we love with equal effort all God's people?  Love is not easy,...

Friday, January 12, 2018

Is this a soap opera or what!  It is life then and now.  The focus is God's will not our or Jacob and Rebekah's actions, they would be wrong now and they were wrong then. The correct focus is that God's will is done.  God is able to help us find the good in our whole l...

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Abraham and Sarah - Isaac and Rebekah déjà vu.  Isaac is as faithful as Abraham.  Sarah and Rebekah both reflect in life the faithful commitment to God and their spouses.  What is your families story?  Are there realities and stories that you share...