Day 21

Day 21 Reading – Genesis Chapters 27-29

Prepare me the kind of tasty food I like and bring it to me to eat, so that I may give you my blessing before I die.    Genesis 27:4

The Blessing by Smalley and Trent has always been one of my favorite reads and foundational for me in developing a process for raising a family and being a Dad. This book is based on this story from the Bible.  Recommended reading for anyone wishing to impact the lives of those they love.

Remember that Esau has already sold his birthright to Jacob. Now he wants the blessing. Problem is that Abraham has but one blessing to give before he dies. Not a big deal you say?

Consider how important is it to hear words of praise from you parents.

Consider how important it is for you to know that your parents approve of your life.

Consider how much you want to know that your parents have given you “the blessing” before they die.

After considering that . . . go back and read this story again. Then you will begin to understand Esau’s response and Jacob’s pursuit of the blessing.

Fortunately we are not limited to one blessing.

Bless those around you every chance you get.


Day 22 Reading – Genesis Chapters 30-31


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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