Posts from September 2016

Genesis Part 23 – God & Jacob: From Jacob to Israel

9 God appeared to Jacob again, when he came from Paddan-aram, and blessed him. 10 And God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall your name be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he called his name Israel. 11 And God said to him, “I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply. A nation and a…

Praying for Those in Authority

It is unlikely that any of us is unaware that this is a Presidential Election year.  We are faced with a choice, and as citizens, we have the privilege of voting for one or the other.  One of these two major party candidates will likely succeed the President, who is currently completing his final term of office.  This is the American way…

Genesis Part 20 – God & Rebekah

21 And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. 22 The children struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. 23 And the Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb,     and two peoples from…