Surely God can manage a global pandemic. Maybe we tell ourselves these things, but we're looking around. We're seeing people dying. We're seeing people suffering. Does God really know what He's doing?
AKA, How NOT to be like the Israelites in Numbers 13. After all, who says every dream, every aspiration, has to disappear like a puff of smoke? Maybe you can do that thing after all.
Summary: NOTICE: If you are a friend or family member of mine, or really just anyone who I regularly see in person, then you can be almost certain that you will have my forgiveness if you ever need it. I just can't hold a grudge against people. There are people who have made me extremely … Continue reading The Logic Of Forgiveness (Genesis 50)
Summary: I've never experienced a family reunion, but I've always wondered what they are like! I'd imagine that they can be a bit overwhelming at first, especially if your family is very big. But imagine the stories and lessons you can learn from the different generations in your family. Imagine the joy and excitement of … Continue reading Going On An Adventure (Genesis 46)
Summary: I have a small obsession with getting back at people. It's weird; it doesn't even have to be me who does it. If someone does something wrong - hurts my feelings, cuts me off on the road, undermines me at work - then I begin imagining all the many and wonderful ways that person … Continue reading Lyin’ Abe And The Unfair God (Genesis 12)
Summary: Have you ever heard of the 1%? They are supposed to be the richest in our society, the ones who allegedly control most of the wealth and all of the power. Some believe that these influential few control our politics, our resources, and even our weather. They meet in secret and plan the fates … Continue reading A Really Bad Idea (Genesis 11)
Summary: Do you want to have kids one day? Maybe you're one of those people who wants eight kids. Or perhaps you'd like a conservative 2.5 kids. Or you already have a family. But if you're in the group of people who either chose not to have kids or are adamant that they will never … Continue reading When Three Men Populated the World (Genesis 10)