The Valley of The Shadow of Death

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts. Jeremiah 15: 16 I have been particularly sad lately. With so much sad news about animals and earth issues, my...

Choices: Culture or Kingdom

Zengardner OneEurope Photo Proverbs 14:15 The naïve believes everything, but the prudent man considers his steps. I have not always been the wisest investor in stock. One of the companies I invested in years and years ago, before my environmentalism and animal welfare...

In The Beginning – Cain and Abel

Cain and Abel make offerings. Genesis cap 4 vv 3-7. De Vos Wikimedia When they grew up, Abel became a shepherd, while Cain cultivated the ground.  When it was time for the harvest, Cain presented some of his crops as a gift to the Lord.  Abel...

Devastated But Not Destroyed

Pinterest Photo, compliments of abidinginthevine.net Hi Friends.  It has been eons since I wrote a blog post.  The reasons are many.  There have been multiple family situations that I’ve needed to attend to, some of them will be ongoing into the future...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Four

Noah’s Ark by Chris Light By Chris Light – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=57301804 Genesis 9 within the Greater Bible Story ( Part One, Part Two, Part Three) The story of the Flood is foundational to...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Three

Part Three Violence and Shalom ( Part One, Part Two) While God does accommodate to human weakness and at times allows limited forms of violence, his heart is always for non-violence and his ideal of shalom represented in the first two chapters of Genesis, and...

Noah, Meat Eating, And The Flood – Part Two

Part Two The Concession of Meat-Eating  (For Part One go here) After the Flood has destroyed all of humanity and the animal creation, apart from those within the ark, Noah offers sacrifices of clean animals to God. Much has been made of the words immediately after...

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