Living Present-Future

I don’t know how much you’ve thought about Jacob (from the OT: Genesis 25-49), father of the twelve tribes, son of Isaac, brother of Esau. I’ve been reflecting on Him and his legacy over the past few months. There are a few things which immediately spring to mind, mostly Sunday school stuff. If you went to Sunday school, you might have learned he tricked his brother Esau out of his blessing, he worked hard for his wife (wives) and he wrestled with God and God changed his name to Israel. What we miss is a whole bunch of other stuff that is actually reported in the Bible. When push came to shove, he didn’t have a very high moral standard. He did sleep with his wives maidservants and had childr

Identity & Purpose

As I begin to write this, I have the lyrics to a song from The Who running around my brain. Which is topical, but not pertinent…!! Humanity has difficulty with purposelessness and the lack of knowing who we are as an individual, set apart from other individuals. It’s one of the reasons it is easy to create mob mentality, both in a violent manner and in a sheep/shoal fashion – even when we are convinced that we are not affected by it. We both crave and spurn the desire to fit in, to be noticed, to be separate from the surrounding cultural norm. We fear and love and hate ourselves and each other as we manipulate, manage, fight, resist, accept, ignore and abuse ourselves and others in the moras

Fermentum/Fomentum

You ever wonder about the origin of a word? I do, sometimes I find it by accident, which was the case recently. This can sometimes lead me up the garden path into the land of fancy and fun, oh yeah! Sometimes it’s sparked by a serious quest (Cue mystic trumpets and horse noises from random computer game) while I’m looking for something else, and sometimes I’m just being perverse and looking up things in Latin; Because. I. Can. This time it was a mix of both. I was researching ‘yeast’ as found in Matthew 13:33 (NIV); He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.” So I

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Brains

Not the word you were expecting, right!? That happens to me often, welcome to life inside my head. I had several other posts lined up as possibilities to go this week, but they’ve all had to take a back seat to my inability to pull the concluding thoughts out of the ether and onto the page. I live at the Mercy of the Father. Unless He shows the way forward, I am completely lost. Many years ago, way, way before the accident, I told Him I never wanted to say anything unless it was from Him. At the time, I don’t think I ever got that right, and it’s been a process of getting to this point, where now, I am not actually able to represent Him, unless He literally provides the words! For that I am

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