Vayechi “He Lived.” “So Israel set out with all that he had, and when he came to Beersheba, he offered sacrifices to the God of his father, Isaac. And that night God spoke to Israel in a vision: “Jacob, Jacob!” He said. “Here I am,” replied Jacob. “I am God,” He said, “the God … More Joseph, an Allegory Part III
Part One HERE The Seer, Sees. Suddenly, Joseph loses control. Over 20 years of emotions locked up inside of his soul now bursting to be released. “Send everyone away from me!” The room filled with servants and guardsmen hurrying to leave. A hush falls over the air. The sons of Israel wonder what will become … More Joseph the Seer, Sees–Part II
My interpretive story of the accounts of Joseph the dreamer: The Nile had failed to give the fields their water. Wheat stalks bent their heads in shame, and much of the cattle have a thin skeletal frame about them. The lotus flowers and the plumy papyrus were almost obsolete, and the hot southeast wind had … More Joseph, the Dreamer, an allegory–Part I
The Number 5 and the Story of Joseph go hand in hand: Last week, we learned that Joseph was hated and then due to his dreams, he was hated more. The Bible says that his brothers hated him and could not speak a kind word to him, and they were jealous of him. How … More The Number 5 and Joseph
I decided to write a humorous allegory. Hopefully, you will get a chuckle out of it. Depending on upbringing and denomination, at some point, you noticed some things in your Bible’s that did not align with what was being taught from the pulpit. This led to questions, frantically reading, studying, and then bravely getting enough … More A Journey from Torah Terrorist to Slightly Normal Human–a Comedy
“People who carry torches make easy targets”—Ron Warren. And Yisra’ĕl (Israel) said to Yosĕph (Joseph), “Are not your brothers feeding the flock in Sheḵem? Come, I send you to them.” So he said to him, “Here I am.” (Genesis 27:11-13, ISR). Here I am. Send Me! Hineni is a total readiness to give of … More Here I Am, Send Me
When I became terribly sick with what one neurologist said was multiple sclerosis, I had many questions as to why. Several possible reasons flooded my mind. One was a doctrine I had been taught in church concerning “generational curses.” I was upset about this and wondered how to break such a curse. I prayed with … More Generational Curses?
In my last blog, I shared many personal details of my journey with Gastroparesis. I received much encouraging feedback. I greatly appreciate everyone’s prayers and words. In my teaching today, Jacob is meeting his brother Esau. It’s been over 20 years. That’s a long time not to speak to a sibling. There are times … More But You Said!
I am stepping out of my comfort zone to share with you a personal story concerning my journey with gastroparesis. This is difficult for me as an author who teaches and speaks life, but lives in pain. Part of the recent move to Florida was to revisit the specialists at the Mayo Clinic. We just … More Vulnerability and Suffering
The Metaverse is a new coming technology. Facebook Inc will invest $50 million to partner with organizations to responsibly build the so-called metaverse. In this digital world, people can use different devices to move and communicate in a virtual environment. The money used to buy property in this metaverse world of the new Facebook is … More The Metaverse, Manna, Bananas, and Wrestling
Lekh Lekha means “Go” or “Go find yourself.” Abram and Sari set out, leaving everything familiar, including their families. My husband and I found ourselves in the same position at the exact time. While sitting outside our hotel last week, I saw a sight that caught my attention. Two men in their late 30’s dressed … More The Art of Seeing as We Wait
Covid is not prejudice. Covid doesn’t care about our skin color, education, Biblical knowledge, or the size of our bank account. Some of the most righteous, holy people, whether in leadership or among friends and family have gotten covid, and some have died regardless of their walk–regardless of their age or health or religion. … More The Vaxed and Unvaxed, The Guiltless and the Wicked