Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.Matthew 5:4 When was the last time you mourned over someone or something? There are days my heart is heavy over the things I see in this world--in politics, in the church, or in our country. I have mourned over the death of family members and … Continue reading Joy Comes in the Mourning
Are you on Twitter or heard of #Healthyfaith Twitter chat? You can find it when you click on Explore and enter #Healthyfaith. The topics on #Healthyfaith vary from night to night, but each leader has a different topic for at least 8 weeks. Recently, on Thursday nights, we led our #Healthyfaith chat on the Beatitudes. … Continue reading The Poor in Spirit
And His delight shall be in the fear of the LORD.Isaiah 11 Happy New Year! 2020 was a rough year, let's expect 2021 to be better--Lord willing, it will be. It has been a while since I have been on my blog. So many things have been going on. My publisher released my Bible study, Jewels … Continue reading Smelling the Fear of the LORD
You may have heard there are 365 "Fear not!" in the Bible--one for everyday of the year. Fear is a stronghold. A stronghold is like an iceberg--the sea of our thoughts and emotions hide the majority of it. The ten percent we show to those around us is no indication of its depth and size. … Continue reading Fear has a Voice, but We don’t have to Listen to it!
Signing my book contract! I am so excited, and I wanted to share it with all of you who have not seen my FB page! I wrote about my Bible study, The Jewels of Hebrews, last week in the post called Gift of Gab. Mt. Zion Ridge Press will publish it in December 2020. Yay!! … Continue reading Signing the Contract!
A few years ago, I had some genetic testing done through 23 and Me, a branch of ancestry.com. In addition to finding out I have a few enzymes missing, I found out I am 71% Irish/English. My great-grandfather came from Ireland to the United States, but I had no idea I had that much Irish in me. Throughout my … Continue reading The Gift of Gab
As I was driving home this weekend from my sister's house, I saw a sign on the overpass with the words, "Are you breathing?" Obviously this sign referred to the senseless death of George Floyd. But, as I thought about it, I also realized that Covid-19 took away the breath of many people. As we … Continue reading Breathe
Has God healed you from an illness, injury, or some other condition? Do you believe God heals today? My pastor preached a sermon this past Sunday on healing and I thought it was worth discussing on this blog today. In my Bible study on Hebrews, I wrote about Jesus/Yeshua healing us body, soul, and spirit. … Continue reading Is Healing for Real?
This past weekend was Pentecost or the Feast of Shavuot. It is celebrated fifty days after Passover and the death of Jesus/Yeshua. In the Christian church we think of it as the day the Holy Spirit was given to the disciples waiting in the upper room. But the first Pentecost occurred for a different reason. … Continue reading A Sign and Seal
Today's post is a little different for me. It's a poem which comes from a friend, Brita Alaburda, who is very artistic and has a love for words. She loves God, people, poetry, and chocolate cake (: among other things. She is also a fellow Word Weaver. Please let her know what you think of … Continue reading When I Sin