“I’ve been with you these twenty years.”

(Genesis 31:38)

This Man, Man of the Soil

This man, he is farmer, not writer
– but when he does this I am slain:


He is more than farmer, more than writer.  He is like the poet-warriors of old.

“The man is a fighter, but when he is not fighting he is a farmer…” (David Malouf, Ransom p4).

Happy twenty years, Man of the Soil:  “You are the most excellent of men.” Psalm 45:2 (NIV)

Thank you for fighting the good fight for us, for keeping the faith through every seedtime and harvest.

Happy twenty years, Author of that faith:

“I am the God of Bethel, where you… made a solemn vow to me.” Genesis 31:13 (HCSB)

Thank you both for your “name-changing, story-changing love” (Tullian Tchividjian, Unfashionable p153); for making my heart your home.

You are my home also.

You are my Abode.

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