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Discover the loving character of God in the most surprising places of the Bible: the Old Testament book of Genesis. Stick with me and learn how in this ancient book there is so much evidence of the fact that we are beautiful, we are loved, and we were made with a purpose. 

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019 Seeing God: Genesis 16 and God’s Answer to Problematic Attitudes Within Christianity

019 Seeing God: Genesis 16 and God’s Answer to Problematic Attitudes Within Christianity

There once was an elderly couple who decided to explore surrogacy with a dash of sexual exploitation to see if that was the answer to their problems. The story found in Genesis 16 is quite problematic, especially when seen through the modern lens.

But we also learn a bit about God in how he dealt with the lowest of the low: a runaway, foreign, female slave, who had been abused by those that should have cared for her. How God deals with Hagar is how he deals with us too.

The essential oil of the week is Peppermint.

018 Love On Fire: Genesis 16 and Laying it Down on an Unholy Altar

018 Love On Fire: Genesis 16 and Laying it Down on an Unholy Altar

This week we talk about Sarai, Abram’s wife and how she dealt with her own black moment. Turns out, the road to hell IS paved with good intentions. But before you bash this pair of old coots who tried to help God and made a mess of things, I want you to stop and THINK. I want you stop, and listen to this episode. It is important.

Essential oil of the week: Sandalwood

017 Story Beats: Genesis 15 and Abram’s Black Moment

017 Story Beats: Genesis 15 and Abram’s Black Moment

Finishing out Genesis 15 where God makes an oath that he will give Abram the promised land to his descendants. How does that help us see a clearer picture of the loving character of God? Stick around and find out. The flower of the week is Manuka.

015 Brother’s Keeper: Genesis 14 and a Christian’s Thoughts on Black Lives Matter

015 Brother’s Keeper: Genesis 14 and a Christian’s Thoughts on Black Lives Matter

Should Christians support the Black Lives Matter movement? I had thought it was a no-brainer. What could be more obvious for us as Christians to do but to support something that affirms the dignity and worth and value of humans? Surely churches would jump to make a statement of some kind in support of the cause. Apparently I was wrong. Many churches were reticent, and after reading more I learned why: because there is much more behind the BLM movement than I was aware of.

014 Forward: Genesis 13 and 19 and The Pitfalls of Nostalgia

014 Forward: Genesis 13 and 19 and The Pitfalls of Nostalgia

This week we are talking about one thing that keeps a lot of us back: A longing for the good ol’ days to return in any capacity. To do so we delve into Genesis 13 and 19, which deal with Abrams nephew Lot who was in search of his own place in the world and at a critical point made a choice. Tragically, he chose wrongly. Learn what his mistake was and how to avoid it. This week’s essential oil is Cinnamon!

012 Sojourner: Genesis 12 and The Search for a Homeland

012 Sojourner: Genesis 12 and The Search for a Homeland

This week we are talking about putting faith into action and following the call of God to go wherever He leads you. We delve into Genesis 12 when God calls Abraham to leave his land and his family to go to a new place that God would give him. The flower of the week is Frankincense, an aromatic resin rich in history

011 Faith: Genesis 11 and Building Blocks to a Solid Relationship

011 Faith: Genesis 11 and Building Blocks to a Solid Relationship

This week we are talking about Faith. To do so we get into Genesis 11: the Tower of Babel and what it represented. Learn why in a strictly engineering standpoint, the project was doomed to fail, much like our Christian walk is bound to fail if we rely on religion to accomplish what only faith can do. The flower and essential oil of the week is the Geranium.

010 Trust: Genesis 8 and getting through the crisis with grace

010 Trust: Genesis 8 and getting through the crisis with grace

This week your host gets really enthusiastic about olive oil. Is she obsessed? Probably, but you will too when you learn about it. We’re back to Genesis 8 where we learn about how you can get through this and any other crisis with grace. All it takes is an unshakeable trust in an unseen hand that leads you. Easy peasy, right? (I’ll explain. I promise!)

009 Hoarding: Genesis 8 and how to prepare for an uncertain future

009 Hoarding: Genesis 8 and how to prepare for an uncertain future

Ladies and Gentlemen we are in the midst of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic. Your host finds it all a bit overwhelming and a tiny bit scary, but rest assured, she presents to you a positive perspective on this… because even THIS insanity will end. This week we are on Genesis 8: Noah’s time in the ark. The “flower” of the week is the Orange fruit essential oil.

008 Dreams: Genesis 6-7 and the search for purpose

008 Dreams: Genesis 6-7 and the search for purpose

This week we’re on Genesis 6-7 and dealing with the topic of working toward a dream. Truths about your role in God’s big plan, and how to go about finding what you were meant to do in life. This week’s essential oil is Cedarwood Atlas.

006 The Favorite: Genesis 5 and the search for intimacy

006 The Favorite: Genesis 5 and the search for intimacy

Welcome to Feels and Flowers, episode 6. This week we continue our journey through the book of Genesis. Chapter 5 is just a long genealogy, but within the list of Adam’s descendants is a short mention of a man who walked with God. Enoch. This week’s flower is Lavender. Learn all about its history and uses.

004 Journey: Genesis 3 and the way back home

004 Journey: Genesis 3 and the way back home

This week’s podcast is based on Genesis 3—the fall. This is part 2 of my take on it and what it tells us about the character of God, and how. The flower of the week is the bearberry, also known as pingüica.

002 Blessed: Genesis 2 and the search for love

002 Blessed: Genesis 2 and the search for love

This week’s podcast is based on Genesis 2. Learn which are the traits of people who are happy and successful in their relationships. Also, homework. You want to find true love? You have to do the work. The flower of the week is the Jasmine