Friday, April 18, 2008


I went and ate lunch alone was nice.
...and I started thinking.
When people in the Old Testament (of the Bible, I mean) were met with
certain provisions, or something life-changing happened to them, or God
revealed something new, they did one main thing:

They built an alter.

When God changed Jacob's name to Israel, he built a memorial on that very spot.
Serving as a physical memory. A reminder of what took place.

2008 so far has been a literal dramatic crescendo of events. I mean, one thing after the other. One challenge after another. And I've been presented with an expectant future. Lots to look forward to. And plenty to worry about.
...but I won't.
I'll simply grab a hammer & a handful of nails, along with a couple of pieces of wood...
and construct my own humble monument.

...maybe I'll call it "Jireh".


  1. The thing with monuments is to make the message vocal enough to transcend.

    I'm looking forward to seeing this.

    And um...why Jireh?

  2. Blogging is a form of building an altar...its a record of What God has done and is doing...

  3. makes perfect sense. i think i need to grab me a hammer, some nails and wood too.

    i've never read a post like this before. props.

  4. @ n.steven:
    Jireh, meaning "provider". Like one of the attributes of Yahweh. Jehovah. God the Father. :0)

    @ taffy:
    You are right. It is. :0)

    @ don:
    I welcome the company. Thanks for reading.