BIBLE STORIES (38): JACOB HATES LEAH

You know that Jacob was conned off Rachel for whom he served Laban for seven years, and had to marry Leah because that was who he had sex with on the night of his purposed wedding to Rachel, after attending the lavish party thrown by Laban for him on completion of the years they both […]

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BIBLE STORIES (37): JACOB LOVES RACHEL

Funny how just some months back I had to apologize for not doing enough Bible Stories series, I put it to not been inspired enough to tow that path at the time. Having consistently done it now almost on a weekly basis I feel like apologizing to my secular audience for what might seem like […]

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BIBLE STORIES (31): ISAAC & ABIMELECH MAKE A COVENANT

“When a man’s ways please YAHWEH, HE makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” – Proverbs 16:7 I couldn’t set this off without the above quotation, because it kept ringing in my head as I read through the words that will form the body of this blog post. As you peruse through, […]

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BIBLE STORIES (30): ISAAC & XENOPHOBIA

Now, the fact that YAHWEH has midwifed your transition to a place doesn’t necessarily mean there’d be no challenges there. Even the children of Israel who were promised and taken to a land “flowing with milk and honey”, didn’t quite find it literally so. In the case of Isaac, his first test in the Land […]

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BIBLE STORIES (29): ISAAC’S BLESSINGS

Here’s a very short recap from where we were, in this series. Simply that Esau sold his birthright to Jacob over a helping of pottage, and I remember saying that the consequences of that singular action, though remained unapparent for much of the life of Esau, will return to haunt him when it mattered most. […]

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VALENTINE BLUES

The last time we had anything together for Valentine’s was five years ago. Before then, when it was permissive between us, we’d been kept apart by mutual thoughts that were never shared. By the time we eventually shared them, we had become spoken for by others. But that did not deter us, because knowledge of […]

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