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Jacob part 4

Read: Genesis 33-35 Reflect Genesis 33 is the story of Esau and Jacob reconciling.  Jacob acknowledges place as the younger brother and is humble and respectful to Esau.  All is forgiven and as life continues on,  chapter 34 reveals a dark … Continue reading

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Jacob Part 3

Read  Genesis 31-32 Reflect Things between Jacob and Laban become even tenser and God tells Jacob to head back to his family.  Jacob has Rachel and Leah’s agreement so they leave.  I find it interesting though that Jacob presents him … Continue reading

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Jacob part 2

Read: Genesis 29:21-30 Reflect: Things take a sharp turn for Jacob after his 7 years of service.  His father-in-law sees an opportunity to marry off Leah and takes it.  I have to wonder if Laban was lazy or simply couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Jacob Part 1

Read: Genesis 28-29:20 Reflect: When it comes to the life of Jacob I find that the wilderness is a literal and figurative season of life for Jacob and his wives in multiple ways. Genesis 28:5 “Then Isaac sent Jacob away, and he … Continue reading

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Burying gods like Jacob did

So last week we left Jacob in his new home, a third fresh start in just a few chapters. Read: Genesis 34-36 Reflect: Genesis 34 is a terrible story.  Jacob’s daughter Dinah is raped and Jacob’s character is revealed along … Continue reading

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We bury other gods in the wilderness

A month long process ended with God had lifting our family off the path at the cornfield college and we were on our way to the mountains of Virginia. The freedom I was feeling was undeniable. I was able to … Continue reading

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