Tag Archives: Jacob

Rasslin

My high school did not have wrestling, so I never experienced it myself. I admire the sport’s required speed, strength, and discipline, however. One of my college football coaches who did wrestle taught me that, in Kansas at least, it’s … Continue reading

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Liar liar

Has anyone ever lied to you? Have you ever lied? While you ponder these questions, let me provide the answers. Yes. Yes. Liar. Liar. Why do we lie? There’s a litany of justifying excuses, but in my experience there are … Continue reading

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The two Fs

The birth of Jesus, the remarkable God-with-us, is predicted hundreds of years in advance in Isaiah 7. We’ll need some background to set the stage for the prophecy. Here’s the situation: there was Abraham, whom God promised a great nation … Continue reading

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Hand-El

I’m too often preoccupied with making sure I get everything done that I’ve committed to doing. On time. With excellence. You may wonder why I would want it any other way. Here’s why. If I am consumed with “handling my … Continue reading

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Who do you like?

Genesis 25:23 states God’s prophesy regarding Esau and Jacob. God speaks to Rebekah after Isaac prayed for her to become pregnant. The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb,     and two peoples from within you will be … Continue reading

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Left and right

Abraham. Isaac. Jacob. This is the beginning of Jesus’ lineage. Jacob’s journey is both fascinating and reassuring. As a broad treatment, here’s Jacob’s story. His father preferred his brother. He was a momma’s boy. He cheated his brother from his father’s blessing. … Continue reading

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