Breath on Paper small group is taking a break between semesters. For the next few weeks we are taking advantage of this time off, we hope you enjoy revisiting our favorites. We will return June 12th. Fearless It’s a hot and sunny day. The bright sun beating down on the back of your neck and the … Continue reading 1-2-3 Jump!
The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the Lord. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves.” -2 Kings 4:1 As I read the story of the the widow … Continue reading Little Is Much
Because the Lord had closed Hannah’s womb, her rival kept provoking her in order to irritate her. This went on year after year. Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat. (1 Samuel 1:6-7) According to Dictionary.com, the definition of "provoke" is … Continue reading What is your Peninnah?
He had two wives; one was called Hannah and the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children and Hannah had none. -1 Samuel 1:2 Have you ever made a promise to God out of desperation? Hannah was the fourth woman in biblical history to experience heartache through infertility. Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel faced the same heartache. But … Continue reading No Room For Negativity
Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah. -Judges 16:4 Last week we touched on Samson’s mother and how it’s not easy accepting the decisions our children make. This week we continue with the life of Samson and the lady that led to his … Continue reading The Man or the Money?
The angel of the Lord appeared to Manoah’s wife and said, “ Even though you have been unable to have children, you will soon become pregnant and give birth to a son.” (Judges 13: 2-3) Manoah’s wife was working in the field when an angel appeared to her and told her she would become pregnant … Continue reading Instructions Not Included
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.- Hebrews 12:1 My church does a “Running With The Giants” series every year. Stories of women (and … Continue reading Cheerleader for the Israelites