The Prayers of Exodus and Leviticus

I have been slowly continuing my study of all the prayers of the Bible, having already completed and posted about the prayers of Genesis.   Herbert Lockyer's classic book has been my faithful guide and will continue to lead me through the rest of the prayers of the entire bible.  I anticipate this will take me about… Continue reading The Prayers of Exodus and Leviticus

Surprise Pregnancy at 40: How Do We Respond When God Does the Unexpected?

I'll be 40 when this August comes around. On that same day our oldest son will turn 16.  Just a week later our daughter will turn 7.  And a month before our baby is due to arrive, our middle son will turn 11. It has been years since I changed a diaper, bought a sippy cup… Continue reading Surprise Pregnancy at 40: How Do We Respond When God Does the Unexpected?

Jesus Came, and Was Called Salomé.

This year, my daily morning prayer goes something like this: " I'm all yours, Jesus.  I trust you.  Fill me afresh Holy Spirit.  Empower me to be love.  Whatever, Papa God, whatever you desire today.  Whomever you send to me today. Wherever you call me, I'll go. Whatever you ask of me, I will give. Let… Continue reading Jesus Came, and Was Called Salomé.

The Prayers of Genesis.

Today I completed a year-long personal devotional and expositional study of the earliest concept of prayer and all the prayers recorded in the book of Genesis.  Herbert Lockyer's classic book has been my faithful guide and will continue to lead me through the rest of the prayers of the entire bible. Prayer, understood most simply… Continue reading The Prayers of Genesis.

The Benefits of Quitting Facebook.

It's been over a year since I shut down my Facebook account. I quit cold turkey. There have been no withdrawal symptoms whatsoever.  Some called it social suicide, a hibernation of sorts from modern society.  How would people get ahold of me and notify me of important news and happenings?  Some cheered that I joined… Continue reading The Benefits of Quitting Facebook.

Something Beautiful: The Stories of One Day.

This is the story of my husband's day yesterday and this is the story of mine: His:  Benjamin drove a team of fifteen college-aged students out to a cistern work site in a village about an hour away, stopping to pick up more supplies on the way.  He worked in cooperation with the local foreman in… Continue reading Something Beautiful: The Stories of One Day.