**1**Bible Study last night focused on Genesis 9. Read, observe, interpret, apply. Good, good stuff. So, chapter 9 is just after the world wide destruction of the masses and God says, "Go forth and multiply." A couple times. Gives me pause. Am I in touch enough with God to be walking in His dust? The dust that creates and generates and brings forth life?
**2**Drama today. I love, love, love directing. The kids are a blast; smart, funny, witty, charming, clean-hearted young people who are full of life, and jokes and thoughtfulness. The play is a tragedy, and it truly is. Set in Teresinstadt, "that blackish town," a ghetto created for the Jewish intellectuals of the world. Tough stuff.
Startgate Atlantis has it wraiths, Dilbert has its Robie Remora and the popular media has it's Twilight. Life sucking forces that we are either repelled by, irritated by and sadly, mesmerized by. Gen 9:4- "You shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood." How many people who sing "Holiness is what I long for" have exposed themselves to this travesty masquerading as entertainment?
David DeSilva's excellent book, "Honor, Kinship, Patronage and Purity does a great job of clarifying the Old Testament's code of purity and defilement and gets to the heart of the matter regarding the importance of keeping our eyes and hands and hearts clean from that which isn't.
**5**Had an epiphany yesterday morning in the kitchen -apropos as I spend so much time there = ), regarding what I am doing with my skills and talents. It's a new year and a great time to re-evaluate. Still so much to do. Does everyone who is middle age feel this time crunch?
**6**"Name the Year" Ann Voskamp had a great post about naming the year http://www.aholyexperience.com/2009/01/year-naming.html My name for this year is "Favor." Looking, seeking, asking for, expecting, blessing others with God's favor.
**7**The weather outside was frightful- snow, slush, and bad visibility. It was great to come home to our country house, still glowing with Christmas lights and Viking Man clearing the walk for us. Sweet comfort.
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