Promises and Plans

Just when we think we understand God's plan for our lives, He sometimes takes us the opposite way than we would expect. "The fire and wood are here," Isaac said, "but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?" Gen. 22:8 (NIV) "Now there was a famine in the land... The Lord appeared to Isaac... Continue Reading →

Of Precious Stones and Well-Watered Gardens

The land of Havilah, back in the days of Eden, was known for gold, pearls and onyx.  It was watered by the river Pishon (meaning "increase, overflowing"), which wound through, or encircled, the entire land (thus the name Havilah, or "circle"). (Genesis 2:10-12; all Scriptures in this post taken from the NIV) Bear with me... Continue Reading →

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