The Graceful Dancer

The Graceful Dancer

As soon as I saw Amanda walk through the door I knew it was her. Genesis 26:26-35 Reference: They answered, “We saw clearly that the Lord was with you; so we said, ‘There ought to be a sworn agreement between us’—between us and you. Let us make a treaty with you (‭Genesis‬ ‭26‬:‭28‬ NIV) Explore:…

Fight To Win

Fight To Win

It was one of the greatest pieces of advice anyone has ever given me. Genesis 26:12-25 Reference: He moved on from there and dug another well, and no one quarreled over it. He named it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the Lord has given us room and we will flourish in the land.” (‭Genesis‬ ‭26‬:‭22‬ NIV) Explore:…

Stay and Be Blessed

Stay and Be Blessed

By the time she finished working she was well known and highly regarded. Genesis 26:1-11 Reference: Stay in this land for a while, and I will be with you and will bless you. For to you and your descendants I will give all these lands and will confirm the oath I swore to your father…

Sibling Similarity

Sibling Similarity

The same gene pool had created two such different children. Genesis 25:19-34 Reference: The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents. (‭Genesis‬ ‭25‬:‭27‬ NIV) Explore: Whilst sitting around a work lunch table, a colleague pulled out…

The Impact of Others

The Impact of Others

I could feel their energy and enthusiasm as soon as I walked in the door. Psalm 122:1-9 Reference: I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” (‭Psalm‬ ‭122‬:‭1‬ NIV) Explore: Our church holds one of the biggest worship conferences in Australia. Thousands of people, world wide,…

Small Change, Big Difference

Small Change, Big Difference

It’s hard for us to see the gradual change Genesis 25:12-18 Reference: Ishmael lived a hundred and thirty-seven years. He breathed his last and died, and he was gathered to his people. (‭Genesis‬ ‭25‬:‭17‬ NIV) Explore: We have had our foster boys for nearly three years now. I know they have grown in size because…

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