Month: January 2013

Behind The Word ‘Helper’

BEHIND THE WORD ‘HELPER’ Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.  Genesis 2:18          Lest any woman should feel insignificant because of how the word ‘helper’ has been … Continue reading Behind The Word ‘Helper’

Greeting Death For The First Time

GREETING DEATH FOR THE FIRST TIME And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you … Continue reading Greeting Death For The First Time

Labor And Protect

LABOR AND PROTECT The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.  Genesis 2:15        My mother was a gentle soul with a great colorful and eccentric side.  She loved the outdoors, loved gardening, … Continue reading Labor And Protect

Garden Dwelling

GARDEN DWELLING The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Genesis 2:9                   There, in their midst, was the ultimate temptation and test of obedience.  They could walk with God, the … Continue reading Garden Dwelling

The Breath of God

THE BREATH OF GOD Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.  Genesis 2:11          God breathes.  When He does, life erupts.  Adam was just a … Continue reading The Breath of God

Everything God Starts He Finishes

EVERYTHING GOD STARTS ~ HE FINISHES And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done.  Genesis 2:1          God finished what he set out to do.  … Continue reading Everything God Starts He Finishes

Ruling My Garden

RULING MY GARDEN And God blessed them.  And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it.  Genesis 1:28           Adam was told to subdue the earth.  That was ‘to rule and bring it under subjection.’  Subjection to what?  … Continue reading Ruling My Garden

What Were We Like When We Were Holy?

WHAT WERE WE LIKE WHEN WE WERE HOLY? Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”  Genesis 1:26a          Man is made in the image of God.  He has full understanding of divine things.  There are no flaws or mistakes … Continue reading What Were We Like When We Were Holy?

He Made It Home

HE MADE IT HOME And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gather together into one place.  Let the earth sprout vegetation.  Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens.”  And God made the two great lights – the greater light … Continue reading He Made It Home

With Us In Mind

WITH US IN MIND And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.”  And it was so.  Genesis 1:11          My God didn’t create a … Continue reading With Us In Mind