'Benjamin' Tagged Posts

'Benjamin' Tagged Posts

OUR SUBSTITUTE

Our old teachers spoke often about “the vicarious atonement.”  We got it, because they explained it.    Churchy words such as, “justification” (to declare not guilty), or “redemption” (to be ransomed by the blood of Christ when we were held hostage by sin, death and hell), or “reconciliation” (that God made friends of us when we were His declared enemies) –…

WHY ARE WE UNHAPPY?

This morning we start the Joseph stories from the Old Testament book of Genesis.  Chapters 37-50 (with the exception of chapter 38), focus on the dramatic, stranger-than-fiction life of the second youngest son of Jacob. Joseph is the apple of his father Jacob’s eye.  Along with his younger brother, Benjamin, he is a son of Jacob’s old age. Most of all, Joseph is a good…

OUR DUAL CITIZENSHIP

Our first three children entered this world as dual citizens – Americans by virtue of their parents – and Canadian by virtue of their place of birth. When we crossed the border to move back to the States, we laid out all the appropriate paper work at customs while the little nippers slept soundly in the van, oblivious to our crossing in the middle of the night. The…