Redemption often comes in forms we can't begin fathom and only God can orchestrate. Such was the case for Judah, through the woman who bore him sons— Tamar. Perez stirs and coos in the crook of my arm while Zerah slumbers on my chest having just nursed for the first time. My body still aches … Continue reading Nothing Is Beyond Redemption
Days of Our Lives, General Hospital, The Young and The Restless, nor Hollywood can hold a candle to the drama, suspense and scandals, found in the pages of The Bible! This week’s story of Tamar is no exception! We need to begin with a disclaimer! So…be warned - Tamar had some drama in her life! The … Continue reading Like Sands Through An Hourglass…
I don’t know if the pain of rejection has ever broken your heart, but it has mine. The tears you cry all because you want to be accepted. The echoed taunts, cruel words and actions of others rip into your heart and cause you to feel like you don’t matter at all. You are deemed … Continue reading Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places
"Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it." Psalm 139:14 NLT "I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:14 ESV As it is written....Wonderfully complex, fearfully and wonderfully made! Those are extremly powerful words that … Continue reading Wonderfully Made, Perfect
When the Lord saw that Leah was not loved, he opened her womb. –Genesis 29:31 “Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover.” You’ve heard this before, right? You cannot tell what’s inside a book just by looking at the outside. It’s what’s inside- the words written on each page that tell a story. Society is … Continue reading Unloved and Overlooked
I've heard it said...you can pick your friends, you can even pick your nose, but you can't pick your family. My mother loves genealogy and searching family lineage! She has spent countless hours and days searching through records like a modern-day A&E detective, digging for proof to connect the dots on our family tree. She has even … Continue reading Who Will Be In Your Family Tree?
How did you get your name? Is there a special meaning behind it? Do you know? Some parents give a great deal of thought to what they name their children, and others, well not so much. Some future parents know months ahead of the child’s birth, and some still haven’t made up their minds when … Continue reading Name Change
BREATH DAY: AS WE LEARN FROM THE WOMEN OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, WE LOOK AT A VERSE FROM GENESIS 2 WHERE ADAM AWOKE AFTER GOD CREATED EVE. VERSE 23 WAS ADAM'S REACTION TO WHAT GOD HAD GIVEN HIM. VERSE 24 SPEAKS OF THE UNION OF A HUSBAND AND WIFE. Take a few minutes to reflect on … Continue reading BREATH DAY
...but our God is far from simple, He's complex, He's something so much bigger than us, that our human minds can't even comprehend Him in His fullness.
Psalm 32:8 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." Mathew 7:14 "But the gate is narrow and the way is difficult that leads to life, and there are few who find it." For this particular blog post, we … Continue reading Subtle Signs