Naomi Myrvaagnes


The First Family

By Naomi Myrvaagnes

After the Parent gave birth to them, He settled down contentedly to watch their innocent gambols in the Garden. He’d warned His young Adam and Eve against the usual hazards of childhood, like running out into the street, avoiding snakes, not touching dangerous objects, and in their trance of innocence they’d nodded agreement to theRead More


Family Honor in Distress

By Naomi Myrvaagnes

Jacob has settled down at last. Prosperous in middle age, blessed with four wives and 12 sons, he has escaped from his exploitive father-in-law, made peace with his estranged brother and returned to his native land, the land the Almighty promised to him and his descendants. A herdsman, Jacob has pitched his tents and set up hisRead More


A Letter Home From Kadesh-Barnea

By Naomi Myrvaagnes

Dear Sister,For a while, it was what we’d imagined when we first heard Miriam’s call. Out of the city for song and worship! As I write I wonder, now that Pharaoh is dead, how you fare back home. I wonder if I left in vain. Perhaps you celebrate a time of hope and renewal.The crossing was horrific. We sped safely, but after usRead More


Blame the Mothers

By Naomi Myrvaagnes

At Isaac’s pleading, God allows the infertile Rebecca to conceive, but her pregnancy is painful, a torment. Distraught, she cries out, and God tells her that the upheaval in her womb will result ultimately in the triumph of the younger of her twin sons, Jacob, over Esau, the elder. At their birth, the second son holds the firstbornRead More



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