Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | Genesis 9

Poor Canaan. Cursed from the get-go. Not all is lost, however. God promises never to destroy the earth again by flood and introduces the rainbow as a symbol that he will keep his promise. Why don’t we close deals with rainbows? That would be way more fun than a signature and a handshake. Chapter 9… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 9

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 8

Ok, the end of the flood is nigh. Let’s do some more math: Let’s just start with 150 days, since it says 150 days. We’ll scratch the previous days’ math because there was a question about a seven-day period and a 40-day period, and I don’t really want to argue with the very clearly stated… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 8

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 7

“When everything was ready.” I love how this chapter begins. God waited … until everything was ready. He wanted everything to be just right. He had a people to preserve, a remnant. Noah’s boys - Shem, Ham and Japheth - would have been about 100 years old by this time. It’s likely they had children,… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 7

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 6

We’ve got the makings of folklore and a Netflix original series, folks! The Bible makes mention - briefly, but in several places - of giants and other gods and sons of God. It’s hard to unravel the first books of the Old Testament because we don’t know what life was like back then. It’s kind… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 6

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 5

My mind is blown a little after reading this chapter - the WRITTEN account of Adam’s descendants. I couldn’t help but remember that in Chapter 4 we read about the descendants of Cain. Now, here’s where my mind gets blown: Cain gave birth to Enoch, and Seth, the son who looked just like Adam, named… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 5

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 4

“I have produced a man!” Eve proclaims in the very first verse. Let the second generation commence! If we look closely, this chapter implies that a lot of things happened between the time Cain was born and killed his brother, Abel. The Bible doesn’t talk about Eve having other children, but she must have, right?… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 4

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 3

Enter the serpent. This short chapter describes a conversation that changed the entire world ... FOR.E.VERRRRR. Verse 6 starts out, “The woman was convinced.” Somehow, I don’t think Eve fell for the serpent’s sales pitch after only one short proclamation: of course, you won’t die, you silly thing! Mwhahahaha. Have you ever convinced anyone about… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 3

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 2

Of the seven days, God declared only one as holy. Sometimes, as writers, we feel small, unnoticed - set apart. Remember, the very definition of holy is “to be set apart.” Next time you feel set apart in a lonely way, try to flip it around, and tell yourself you are chosen - just like… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 2

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Bible studies for writers | Genesis 1

I love to pair this opening chapter with the opening words of the Book of John. If you haven’t read Genesis 1 yet, flip to John 1:1-5 first and give it a read. If you already read Genesis 1, I would highly recommend reading it again after John 1:1-5. It’s incredible! So, I don’t give… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | Genesis 1

Poems

Smells of Bangkok

SewerNot dull sewer today, eitherPermeating sewerInfested my nostrils as I stepped out the doorLaundry soapFresh. Woodzy. Bushezzz. Alllll the way down the soiBoom! Khao man gai around the corner That’s boiled chicken with riceAnd it smells even better than it tastesCow. Man. Guy.Funny how words can smell, tooSometimes better than ... whewWhatever that wasFollowed by… Continue reading Smells of Bangkok