Books of the Bible: Genesis

Books of the Bible: Genesis

Behold the Author's Care

Lillian Daniel

At a writing workshop at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, our teacher, Sands Hall, gave us exercises from her book, Tools of the Writers Craft.


Ladder

Quinn G. Caldwell

Should you one day make it to Jerusalem, you will no doubt also make your way to what many consider the holiest site in the world: the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.


Pets in Heaven

Dwight Lee Wolter

Many children learn to love through their first pet, and losing a pet is often their first experience with death and grief.


Just Deserts

Quinn G. Calwell

Every time I read the story of Jacob and Esau, I'm struck again by how much Jacob. totally. sucks.  Like, a lot.


Created

Jennifer Brownell

You are created in God's image. That means showing up, speaking up, living out the purpose for which you were created, whatever that may be.


Getting in the Boat 

Jennifer Brownell

When I told a new spiritual director my secret, it seemed like such a fatal flaw for a ministry student that I could hardly speak it aloud.  "Half the time," I whispered, "I don't even believe in God." 


Laughable

Emily C. Heath

When I work with the children and youth of my church, I'm always aware of the power I hold to shape their futures. I try to remember that an off-hand comment might squelch a kid's dream.


A Concave Indent

Matt Fitzgerald

God lets us be, because she loves us. If God stayed as close as she was in the act of creation, we'd have no independent existence.


You Can't Step in the Same River Twice

Lillian Daniel

The winter river has surprised me with its beauty.


Everybody Gets a Trophy

Vince Amlin

One of the favorite critiques of my generation is that we were raised in a culture where "everyone gets a trophy."