Posts by Marva Tyndale

THE EPHRAIM AND MANASSEH BLESSING

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Someone once said that if there is a blessing that every single person needs to hear again and again, it is the Ephraim and Manasseh blessing. This is the blessing spoken by the patriarch Jacob in Genesis 48:20 over his two grandsons. So he blessed them that day, saying, “By you Israel will bless, saying,…

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THE VALUE OF A SPOKEN BLESSING

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We find in Genesis Chapter 27 what I consider to be the most convincing evidence of the value of a spoken blessing. The setting is a blind patriarch nearing death who invites his firstborn son to bring him a meal for what we could call a private blessing ceremony. Isaac’s intent is to speak empowering…

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HOW I RECOVERED MY BLESSING BIRTHRIGHT

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My journey as a blessing ambassador began at the age of fifty when I read The Power of Blessing book written by Terry and Melissa Bone.[1]  I discovered that God had intended for words of blessing (family blessings) to be spoken into my life that I had not yet received. Realizing that it was not…

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WHAT MIRROR ARE YOU LOOKING INTO?

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A common attraction at funfairs and carnivals is the distorting mirrors.  I have had so much laughter looking at the distorted, even frightening reflections of myself in these mirrors. Well, our experiences and the culture of society have given us many of these distorting mirrors. We see reflections of ourselves in them everyday, especially in…

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RECOGNIZING INDEPENDENCE FOR WHAT IT IS

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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? You’ve likely heard or used this expression when it’s not clear who or what caused something to happen. Well, this expression comes to mind when I think of the sin of the the first humans, Adam and Eve, that changed the course of the entire human race.…

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