Sunday, January 08, 2006


The only resolution I made for the new year was to read the Bible from start to finish. Never had, and always wanted to. So as I am going through it page by page, and interesting thing is happening. The book seems to be calling out to me, not in some spooky mystical sense, but definitely it is always on my mind. A good sign, that maybe I am on to something I am supposed to be doing.

One thing that hits me early on is that them Bible Guys sure did "get around". I mean they didn't call him Father Abraham for nuttin'. Lots of "laying with" and "begetting" going on by Isaac and Jacob and the sons of sons of sons. And dang, they even had the blessing of the Lord on them, telling them He would help them build a great nation. So they were just following orders, I guess.
It will be interesting to see just where this monogamy thing comes in, though.

Today, the number at the top of my profile changed to 57. But the best thing about the day is that my college daughter turned 21. So she can have her first drink!
Yeah, right. Legal, at least.


rdl said...

It took me a min. to figure it out, but.. Happy Birthday Tom. I guess you got your daughter as a birtday present.

Lee Strong said...

Congrats - to you and your daughter.

There was a meme going around in which people looked up the verses based on their birthday in the four Gospels. In your case, 1:9

"Uzziah became the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah." Mt. 1:9

Hey, more that begattin' stuff!

Moneybags said...

I'm one of those people trying to read the Bible this whole year. Are you using any specific schedule, Tom? I'm using one sponsored by Catholic Doors, which I've posted on my blog a few weeks back.

angelmeg said...

I have been listening to Exodus on CD in my car in preparation for my OT class this semester at Gradual School. My kids think it is a hoot because it is so repetative. I tell them that God is a real comedian.


tom said...

thanks, and the more I read the better I feel getting God into my life in other ways..