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
"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed." Psalm 20:4 What drives us emotionally and or physically to do something, to see something come to pass, or to obtain something we demand and want? We, as humans, are all moved by an innate desire of the heart, a … Continue reading Driven By It…..
Judah then said to his daughter-in-law Tamar, "Live as a widow in your father's household until my son Shelah grows up." For he thought, "He may die too, just like his brothers." So Tamar went to live in her father's household. Genesis 38:11 Tamar learned a painful lesson not once but twice. To ensure it … Continue reading Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
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…
Redeemed is my word this week! In beginning my summer in the black hole of busyness, somewhere in the back of my mind, I kept thinking, "What does redeemed mean to me?" But quickly those thoughts got moved to the back burner in exchange for my busyness. I’m not sure how I manage to fill … Continue reading The Longest Distance in the World