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The Rabbi's Perspective

The book of Genesis gives an account of Jacob wrestling with G_d. I can relate. Sometimes I  feel as if I too am wrestling with God. 562 more words

Proper 13A: We Have Seen the Face of God

OLD TESTAMENT:  Genesis 32: 22-31


For a little background for this story, we should note that Jacob is sort of “reentering” the Promised Land at this point (and just as he encountered God when he  was running away, he now encounters God upon his re-entry.)  Jacob has sent his entire caravan across the Jabbok, an eastern tributary of the Jordan about 20 miles north of the Dead Sea.  3,760 more words

Year A


Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 309 more words

With Grateful Hearts

Message in Review: "Name Change"

“Name Change”
Gen. 32:22-32

We begin with a birth story.  The mother, Rebekah, is pregnant with twins and it’s time to deliver.  The story gives us the indication that the twin boys were competitive with one another from the very beginning, as they fought to come into the world first, which I’m sure was an awesome experience for Rebekah.  1,320 more words


Are You Wrestling with God?

We all face hardships in our lives. Sometimes it’s our own doing. There are even times that our goals are in direct opposition to what God is trying to accomplish in us. 454 more words


How do You Hide from God?

This blog is a continuation in a series I am writing about my husband’s brain injury.  If you wish to read the story in order, go back in my archives and find Begin at the Beginning…all the ones in the category brain injury tell my story. 1,061 more words

Brain Injury


will I ever be well again?

will I ever be whole?
If I grit my teeth
and stretch and strain
will I attain such a goal? 313 more words