Category Archives: Genesis for the Rest of Us

[AC] some things are worth waiting for

I don’t like to wait for anything. Do you?  I loved it when Amazon.com came up with Amazon Prime, so that my books (or whatever) could arrive in two days, sometimes even less.  On 60 Minutes earlier this week, however, Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, … Continue reading

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when Gatsby is great again

A co-worker of mine recently told me and several others that he re-reads The Great Gatsby every year – sometimes more than once!  We were stunned.  Isn’t that the book I was forced to read back in high school and found boring … Continue reading

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one loaf’s worth of faith

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Kim and I were reading in Mark 8 this morning.  Recently we’ve simply been reading and perhaps re-reading a brief passage and sharing our thoughts.  Today’s passage (Mark 8.1-21) was about the feeding of the four thousand and the disciples’ … Continue reading

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the turning | genesis 3.1

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When someone wants to take control of a situation, we sometimes say that they are “taking over the reins.” The image comes from the days of horse-drawn carriages when to take over the reins was to take control of the … Continue reading

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no ifs, ands or buts | genesis 2.25

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There was no shame because there was no reason to feel shame. Sin was not yet a reality in God’s good creation. Whereas the first creation story named, day by day, what took place, here there is no sense of … Continue reading

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dancing with God | genesis 2.15,19

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In the film, Bruce Almighty, there is a great scene in which Bruce (Jim Carrey) and God (Morgan Freeman) mop a floor together (“It’s a wonderful thing.  No matter how filthy something gets, you can always clean it right up.”).  They … Continue reading

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made for one another | genesis 2.18

Apparently, my daughter’s rats thrive in community.  A couple of years ago, when her first rat died, she did some research and discovered that having two rats was much better than having only one.  They live happier, healthier lives when they are … Continue reading

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