Taking Time to Rest

After work one Friday, I ran a few errands and before I knew it the nine o’clock hour had come. I wondered where the day had gone. After all, after work on Friday’s is my favorite time of week and I’d been so busy it had passed in a flash. But, I thought back to the three hours I spent […]

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Faithful Heroes: George Whitefield

George Whitefield was an English Anglican cleric and evangelist. He worked closely with the Wesley brothers {Johna nd Charles} and together the trio founded Methodism. Whitefield was born on December 27, 1714 in Gloucester, England. He was the seventh and last child of Thomas and Elizabeth Edwards Whitefield, who were inn keepers. From a young age, he had a passion […]

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Hymn Story: God Moves in a Mysterious Way

God Moves in a Mysterious Way was written by William Cowper. Cowper wrote a poem titled “Light Shining Out of Darkness” in 1773. he poem consist of six verses. This poem is believed to be the source for the hymn God Moves in Mysterious Ways, which was part of the opening line of he poem. He wrote the hymn to […]

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Names of God: Kadosh

In the Hebrew Bible Kadosh means Holy, Holy, Holy or The Holy One. The word desrives from the Semitic root Q-D-Š, which means sacred or holy. Kadosh or holy is constant, lasting and eternal and very reistant to change. There are two places in the Bible which refer to a form of this word. Kedesh is a Cannanite village documented […]

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12 Tribes of Israel

We took a look at the sons of Jacob {Israel} who became the forefathers for the 12 tribes of Israel.  So where were the tribes located and what happened to them? Tribes of Israel: Reuben– occupied land allocated on the eastern side of Jordan River and Dead Sea; may have been an enclave in the territory of Gad; divided into […]

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Sons in the Bible: 12 Sons of Jacob

Jacob fled to his Uncle Laban, where he met his cousins.  He immediately fell in love with Rachel and worked for her 7 years, which felt like no time.  However, he was tricked into marrying Leah.  After their wedding week finished, he also married Rachel. Rachel was jealous when her sister provided Jacob with children and she could not.  She […]

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Getting Rid of Stinking Thinking

As a survivor of domestic violence, there is a lot of stinking thinking I’ve had to work through and to reverse.  I’ll tell you it is not easy to do, but I choose to continue to press forward. My weight loss journey has often been painfully slow and frustrating at times. However, a great work is being done within my […]

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Faithful Heroes: Charles Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon is an English Baptist Pastor who greatly influenced other denominations. He is often referred to as the “Prince of Preachers”. Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born on June 19, 1834 in Essex, England. His conversion on January 6, 1850, at the age of 15, is recounted as following: “On his way to a scheduled appointment, a snow storm forced […]

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Hymn Story: I Sing the Mighty Power of God

Isaac Watts wrote I Sing the Mighty Power of God as a song for children. He originally titled the song “Praise for Creation and Providence”. As a teenager, Watts complained to his father about how boring the songs of the day were. His father challenged him to write something better. Hence, a hymn writer was born. He would write at […]

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Names of God: Judge

The Lord God is referred to as our judge.  God establishes right and wrong and is a God of vengeance and recompense, which is to make amends to someone who has suffered or been wronged. In Hebrew the word is much broader than in English. Similar names for God are the Righteous judge, Judge of the earth, Judge of Israel, […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Isaac

Isaac and Rebekah were married for almost twenty years before they had children. Both Isaac and Rebekah prayed fervently for offspring during this time. Rebecca was extremely uncomfortable during her pregnancy and sought the Lord. She was told she was carrying twins who were fighting in her womb and would fight all their lives.  She was told one would be […]

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Finding Gratitude

I have to admit, with my melancholy personality I struggle to be grateful at times.  This year, I decided to work on that and to search for gratitude and a spirit of gratefulness and thanksgiving. Overall, I noticed that my mind is beginning to change from the negative to the positive.  I still have a long way to go, but […]

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Faithful Heroes: John Bunyon

John Bunyan was an English writer and Puritan preacher. He is best remembered for his book The Pilgrim’s Progress. Bunyan was born in 1628 to Thomas and Margaret Bunyan in Elstow, Bedfordshire, England. As a child, he received some rudimentary schooling and learned his father’s trade of tinker. In the summer of 1644, both his mother and sister, Margaret, died. […]

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Hymn Story: Faith of Our Mothers

I am so thankful to have a mother who loves Jesus and taught me about him from a young age. Faith of our Mother’s was written for Mother’s Day around 1920.  The hymn was written by Rev. Arthur B. Patten and modelled after the popular and well known 19th Century hymn, Faith of Our Fathers. The hymn expresses a genuine […]

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Names of God: Jehovah

Jehovah is a Latinization of the Hebrew name for God, Yahweh.  Jehovah is one of the seven names of God in Judaism.  Yahweh is considered the holiest name of God and translates to “I am that I Am” or “I am the one who is”. The term Jehovah was popularized by English translations of the Bible, such as the Geneva […]

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Sons in the Bible: Sons of Abraham

Abraham and the Lord made a covenant.  The Lord promised him that he would be the father of many nations and have sons more numerous than the stars.  However, there was a catch. Abraham had no children and his wife was well past her child bearing years. Sarai {Sarah} grew tired of waiting for a child and did not trust […]

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Understanding Our Season of Life

Have you ever wondered why I am in this season of life?  When is it going to end and move on? I think we all have at some point in time, especially when we are going through a difficult time or discontentment is reigning in our hearts.  There are often seasons we don’t understand why we have to go through […]

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Faithful Heroes: Joni Erickson Tada

Recently, Joni posted about some of her health struggles and even during this difficult time her faith and optimism were shining forth. Joni Eareckson was born on October 15, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland. She was the youngest of four girls born to John Eareckson {for whom she was named} and his wife Lindy. Joni followed her parents example and led […]

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Hymn Story: Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah was written by William Williams Pantycelyn. Williams was born in Carmarthenshire, Wales in 1717. He was the son of John and Dorothy Williams. His father was a prosperous farmer. He grew up as an Independent and Calvinist. He intended to be a doctor, but upon hearing Howell Harris preach he became a Christian.  He […]

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Names of God: Jah

Jah is a short form for the name Yahweh, which is the proper name of God in the Hebrew Bible. This short for of the name occurs 50 times in the text of the Hebrew Bible. Half of those references form part of the phrase “Hallelujah” which is a two-word phrase in Hebrew. In the King James Version, Jah is […]

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