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Genesis Day 17: Getting ashore on solid footing

I sailed in the Merchant Marines. When I first went to sea, I had to “get my sea legs” which is a polite way of saying that I did not get sea sick. It takes some getting used to, being at sea. I remember my first time on dry land after a 20-day crossing—it was a weird sensation, walking around and not having a ship move under my feet. Today we read about Noah and his crew coming ashore, on solid ground—and what’s the first thing they do? Thank God!

Genesis Day 15: Courage to look in the mirror

“EVERYTHING IS WRONG!” I would cry as a young child, when my world was upside down. My mother would often point out that perhaps—as I was throwing my tantrum inside a heated home with a non-leaking roof, and only after I had eaten my latest meal—that perhaps everything was a bit of an overstatement. However, when in Genesis 6, God says, “the earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.” …when God says everything is wrong, perhaps we need to have the courage to look in the mirror.

Genesis Day 14: God regrets

Human emotions: there are days I embrace my emotions, and days I wrestle with them. Many a self-help book has been written in an effort to help us get control over our emotions. Many a prayer said. What about God? Does God have emotions? Genesis 6 says God regrets…