You are Important in the Body of Christ

Oh, hey blog! It’s Sunday night and I am tired. My wonderful and loving husband is on a business conference until Thursday. I just finished pre-making the crock pot meals for this week and I’m feeling accomplished. And tired. I’ve been doing a 40 day sugar fast with Wendy Speake and about 5000 women on facebook! I started earlier than everyone else, and tomorrow will mark my 2 week date. Around Thursday I started feeling super tired (more than my usual tired-because-I-have-three-children-who-still-wake-up-at-night kind of […]

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From My Mother’s Womb

“A Razor has never come upon my head, for I have been a Nazarite to God from my mother’s womb” (Judges 16:17). First order of business in my Mother Bible study — what’s a Nazarite? Having read this before, I know what it is, but for your sake, (and to glean what I can) I’m going to look it up. (From my oh-so-helpful Holman’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary) “Member of a class of individuals especially devoted to God. The Hebrew term means consecration, devotion, […]

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Be Curious Seekers!

My husband Rick and I were reading about Gideon’s son Abimelech in Judges chapter 9 on Monday night. We came to the beginning of the next chapter, and this was the first verse: “After Abimelech there arose to save Israel Tola the son of Puah, son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, and he lived at Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim” (Judges 10:1). I thought, “Who cares? Why is this dude Tola even mentioned?” Then I thought of Chuck […]

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We’re Following the Leader

“Follow Me – and I will make you fishers of men.” ~Matthew 4:19 ” ‘Follow Me,’ He told them.” – Mark 2:14 “My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.” -John 10:27 “If anyone serves me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there will my servant be also.” ~John 12:26 “Whoever does not take up their cross and follow Me is not worthy of Me.” ~Matthew 10:38 “But Jesus told him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own […]

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What Do I Know?

“Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great! You are clothed with splendor and majesty, covering Yourself with light as a garment, strethcing out the heavens like a tent.  He lays the beams of His chambers on the waters; He makes the clouds His chariot; He rides on the wings of the wind; He makes His messengers winds, His ministers a flaming fire. He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should […]

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Deborah, a Mother in Israel

“Until I, Deborah, arose as a mother in Israel” (Judges 5:7). Israel needed leadership. Deborah apparently stepped up to lead. In Judges 4:4 she is introduced, and we read, “Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time.” (Judging here is basically the equivalent of “leading”). “She used to sit under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the people of Israel came up to her for judgment.”   The […]

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He Will Forgive You, Heal You, Redeem You and Crown You

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, o my soul, and forget not all His benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed. He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the people of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious, […]

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The Young You May Take for Yourself

Tonight’s verse with the word “mother” is a peculiar one! I must admit I have pondered it for the last 2 and a half hours, in prayer and study. I believe that the Lord showed me a beautiful picture, but I still think I haven’t gotten all that He has hidden here yet. 😉 Deuteronomy 22:6-7 “If you come across a bird’s nest in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs and the mother sitting on the young […]

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A Stubborn and Rebellious Son, part 2

Today I’m looking at the same verse as yesterday: Deuteronomy 21:18-21- “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives and they shall say to the elders of […]

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A Stubborn and Rebellious Son part 1

Deuteronomy 21:18-21- “If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not obey the voice of his father or the voice of his mother, and, though they discipline him, will not listen to them, then his father and his mother shall take hold of him and bring him out to the elders of his city at the gate of the place where he lives and they shall say to the elders of his city, “This our son is stubborn and rebellious; […]

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