Dead End (Genesis 35, 37)

All [Jacob's] sons and daughters came to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted.  “No,” he said, “I will continue to mourn until I join my son [Joseph] in the grave.”  So his father wept for him. (Genesis 37:35) There comes a point in time when you realize that the decision you made is really just a dead end.  It seemed like a good idea in the beginning, but over ... [Continue Reading]

A Fresh Start (Genesis 1-3)

Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. (Genesis 3:2) It's remarkable to me that Adam decided to name his wife, "Eve."  After all, one of the biggest let-downs of human history had just occurred.  God created this masterful new world, and the new man and his wife were given one rule: don't eat from the tree. One rule.  And they ... [Continue Reading]