Perfect Indicative

“God has declared victory! God has remembered God’s faithfulness! All the ends of the earth have seen God’s triumph!” so the psalmist says but apparently I missed it — perfect and indicative though it may have been. Already victorious, O...

3 of 3: Rachel

If love favored her, life betrayed her. Hardly a fair trade and if she had been given a choice who’s to say she wouldn’t have preferred life? What do we remember: we remember her weeping, not her loving, not her living; we remember the wail of her death....

2 of 3: Leah

Do not look in her eyes where dreams have died. Instead by her hips be gladly distracted; watch her hands — busy tending life. Where dreams have died, instead she has planted dogged resolve. Watch her hands — busy tending life in love’s...

1 of 3: Jacob

The kingdom of heaven is like a man whose hip is thrown out of joint so that he has to stop running. It’s hard to say when exactly Jacob began running. It seemed in his own mind that he had always been ducking & dodging, always evading anyone who got too...

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