One word that God has placed on my heart lately is SURRENDER. Just a single word, but it's a tough word for me, because I need to follow it with TRUST. As you know, I deal with anxiety and surrendering things to God is difficult. I like to be in control. I like to know … Continue reading Surrender
As the weather gets colder (we've already had snow here in Kentucky!) and the days get shorter it's a sure sign winter is coming (or already here!). It is something my husband and I dread and always brings about conversations about our plans for moving south (much more south) when our kids are grown and … Continue reading Who Needs Rest?
Joshua 4:7, "you should tell them, 'the water of the Jordan was cut off in front of the ark of the Lord's covenant. When it crossed the Jordan, the Jordan's water was cut off.' Therefore these stones will always be a memorial for the Israelites' ". Yesterday we talked about how easy it was to … Continue reading Joshua 4: Memorial Stones
Joshua 3: 17 CSB, "The priests carrying the ark of the Lord's Covenant stood firmly on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan, while all Israel crossed on dry ground until the entire nation had finished crossing the Jordan". Sometimes when I am reminded of God's power it takes my breath away! God was … Continue reading Joshua 3: Dry Ground
Joshua 2: 11 CSB, "When we heard this, we lost heart, and everyone's courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on earth below". I love the story of Rahab! I love God's love for His people and that He accepts us, regardless of our past! Rahab's … Continue reading Joshua 2: Rahab and the Spies
Thank you for joining me on this adventure through the book of Joshua. I will be going through one chapter at a time and writing about a verse that speaks to me. Joshua 1:9 CSB, "Haven't I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is … Continue reading Joshua 1: Be Strong and Courageous
I am facilitating the Bible study, Gideon by Priscilla Shirer. In our very first lesson We learned that God told the Israelites to completely destroy their enemies, to annihilate the idolatrous nations and take back the land (Deuteronomy 7: 1-2). But the Israelites didn't fully follow through. Reading through Judges 1, we see the "failure" … Continue reading Unqualified