Blessings

The earth is decorated with colors, flowers and gentle breezes to encourage confidence and less depression. The Creator seeks your praise and your life will be a sail of blessings and a flow over rough waters. ~Y. Alvarado

The Deep

The deep contain mans’ sins, unwanted past and the remembrance of our old life. Only God can and will prevent our past from invading our future through forgiveness and newness of life. Amen. ~Y. Alvarado

Genesis 43

Bible Reading

Genesis 43

The Second Journey to Egypt

The famine was still severe in the land and Jacob’s family ate all the grain.

The brothers were told by their father to return to Egypt to buy more grain.

Jacob’s sons restated the man warned us to return with our youngest brother to buy more food.

Israel asked, “Why did you bring this trouble by telling of your youngest brother?”

Judah stated the man questioned them closely and asked if our father was living.

Judah promised the father with his life to deliver the youngest.

Israel the father said, “Take the best products of the land in your bags; take double silver with you.”

Israel also said to return the silver found in your sacks, too.

Joseph saw his brothers and Benjamin and had a meal prepared to be eaten at noon.

Joseph’s brothers were afraid to go to Joseph’s house and have additional silver placed in their bags.

Joseph said, “It is alright; don’t be afraid, the God of your father has given you treasure in your sacks.”

The steward took the men to Joseph’s house, brought their gifts and bowed down to the ground.

Joseph asked about their aged father. They stated their father is alive and well.

Joseph asked about Benjamin; he was deeply moved and went into a private room to weep.

Joseph washed up and returned. “Serve the food.”

The brothers were seated by their age and looked at each other in astonishment.

Portions were served from Joseph’s table; Benjamin was served five times as anyone else.

Everyone feasted and drank freely with him.

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Mr. Holmes – My Movie Review

Mr. Holmes My Movie Review
My hubby and I saw this movie yesterday. This film moved slowly with many parts to it. I enjoyed Mr. Holmes’ character but I found him sterile. He was good at figuring out the journey of those around him. He kept getting lost due to lack of memory and/or drive.

The young boy who kept figuring out Mr. Holmes’ story was excellent. His eyes and body language spoke volumes of human understanding. I felt Mr. Holmes became renewed with the boy’s enthusiasm of his unfinished story.

The husband of the woman who had two miscarriages asked Mr. Holmes to follow her and see where she was going. This woman played her part efficiently and was relentless to see her children laid to rest.

The husband did not understand his wife’s whole heart. He lost her in the elements of the story. I can see where men do not understand women. Today’s pregnancy is considered an event without the real living of a human being in the beat of a heart, breathing, moving within the mother’s body.

The movie was patchy moving from one scene to another. It was the small scenes that seemed to draw for human interaction. The story of the bees who left stings to wasps who did not. The bees worked for the queen much like the concept of British life.

The end came with more completion through a missing glove, body stings and the transfer of life from one human being to the next. Mr. Holmes finished his story. Life was fulfilled at the end where Mr.Holmes went to his knees with raised hands to remember and honor his friends. Symbolism of life was reflected in the lifting of hands, the mother’s willingness to became a beekeeper and a little boy’s life being restored. Faith restores the fear of others in life and death.Mr. Holmes and the mother gained a new vision for life through the eyes of a child. ~Y. Alvarado