Posts from August 2016

Where Did I Come From?

I remember doing a project in grade school where we explored where we came from. We talked with parents and grandparents to figure out what countries our ancestors were from, when they came to the United States, traditions that have been passed down, and things like that. I hadn’t really known much of this information prior to doing the project. I thought it was interesting to learn a little bit about where my family came from, but it ultimately did…

Hold On

I have always struggled with Jacob. Here I am, trying to teach my children about the fruits of the Spirit, about the Beatitudes, about the golden rule. And then I read about Jacob. Jacob steals his father Isaac’s blessing from his twin brother Esau by tricking Isaac. Esau, of course, is very angry, and Jacob flees to escape his brother’s wrath. Later in life, Jacob has twelve sons, and it is well-known that Joseph was his favorite. Jacob gave Joseph…