God said to Moses, “I AM who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Exodus 3:14-15, NIV Jonathan Cahn’s book The Book of Mysteries has been my daily friend lately. Each day I read a short essay, pour over the Bible passages his devotional is… Read More
What did the icy road say to the car? “Want to go for a spin?” What do you call a slow skier? A slopepoke! Why do arctic seals and penguins not get along? They are polar opposites! How does a group of penguins make a decision? They flipper coin!
I can’t sing “Amazing Grace” without tears. I’m not a public crier—I grew up a tomboy, and boys won’t let you play if you cry. You would think I’d avoid the song, but I listen for it and sing along with all of the myriad versions and styles even though my eyes glisten and my… Read More
We talked last week about Almighty God, a translation of the Hebrew phrase El Shaddai. In addition to unlimited power, this phrase implies strength and friendship. What really struck me as I studied this name some more, is that some scholars believe that Shaddai comes from the Hebrew root word Shad, which means “breast.” That… Read More
My brother and I spent a week together visiting our 98-year-old mother. She lives by my sister, and we travel halfway across the country to see Mom as often as we can. She has dementia, so now when we visit, she can’t always remember our names. Often, now, she can’t name her brothers and sisters,… Read More
Ten years ago, I retired early to write books with this dream, this goal: Write books in which God is clearly present. True historical stories that use fiction to tie them together, within the culture and historical time periods that they took place. Stories that would not be filed in the Religious Book sections, but… Read More
Holy, Holy, Holy. Why do we say it three times? The number 3 conveys the meaning of completeness, though to a lesser degree than 7. It appears 467 times in God’s word. It derives its symbolism from the fact that it is the first of four spiritually perfect numerals (3, 7, 10, and 12). God… Read More