You and I are dirt creatures. Scripture describes us as dirt sculptures made alive by the spirit of God. The Lord God formed the human (ha-adam) from the dust of the ground (ha-adamah), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the human became a living being. (Genesis 2:7) The human (ha-adam) is formed from the earth (ha-adamah). There are two important words here: adam and adamah. The word adam is not a name, at least not yet and not here. And we clearly know that it is not a name here......
All my life, I have wanted to belong. And I have tried all sorts of tactics to gain a sense of belonging. In preschool, according to my mother I was the boss. I marched around as though I was the admiral of a fleet of 3 and 4 year olds ready to conquer the world. I belonged because I was in charge. In elementary school, a move from Garner to Southern Pines meant I had to start over. I was court marshaled and no longer the admiral, but trying to work my......