Category Archives: God

TGIF

Thank God It’s Friday! It’s funny how often we say that phrase and its famous acronym on the other 51 Fridays of the year, and how rarely we apply it to today, the Friday for which we ought to be … Continue reading

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Truth or Duh

  What’s the difference between truth and fact? This question came up recently at my Bible Study group meeting, and it prompted an interesting discussion: one person put forward the idea that facts change, but the truth is constant. Another … Continue reading

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WTF Part 3: Is God Mean?

Sometimes, it seems like God has a sizeable mean streak. Not only when She won’t give us the snazzy stuff we feel like we need, or won’t instantly heal our infirmities, prevent our genocides or divert hurricanes away from our … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 4: In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Once I decided to close out this series talking about the Garden of Eden, I knew I had to include this clip from The Simpsons. And yes, I must recount a few highlights:    • ‘Please rise for our opening hymn, … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 3: Horticultural Fisherman

The G-Word occurs most often in Genesis, but 12 of the 13 times ‘garden’ is used in that book, the text is referring to Eden. After Genesis, the two books that use the G-Word the most are Song of Songs and … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 2: Partnership

When I think about gardens, I think of my mom’s yard. Potato plants like ferns. Carrots plants like pine saplings. Tomato plants dripping with fruit. Onion plants that stand higher than the back fence. Enough cucumber plants to keep Bicks in … Continue reading

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The G-Word, Part 1: Sam & Tilley

I have a confession to make: I suck at gardening. If the term ‘green thumb’ was coined for cultivation crackerjacks like both of my parents, I’m the reason the term ‘black thumb’ exists. I can barely grow potatoes. My attempts … Continue reading

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