The Real Deal

Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go with the strength you have and rescue Israel from the Midianites. I am sending you.”  Judges 6:12 nlt ___________ So many times in my life, I have considered the experience I was going through as preparation for the “real deal” that I would someday discover.  It’s kind […]

True Love Waits

Since you have done this, I will no longer drive out the people living in your land.  They will be thorns in your sides, and their gods will be a constant temptation to you.  Judges 2:3 nlt _____________   One year as a teen, my parents sent me to a True Love Waits retreat for […]

Servant Ears

So honor the LORD and serve him wholeheartedly.  Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt.  Serve the LORD alone.  Joshua 24:14 nlt ____________ I’ve read from many different sources about the power of active listening versus just hearing. Some of the best ones talk about calling upon my […]

No Land, No Cry

But Moses gave no land to the tribe of Levi, for the LORD, the God of Israel had promised to be their inheritance.  Joshua 13:33 nlt _____________ The word resourceful is an extremely powerful one to me.  When I hear it, I picture someone like MacGyver or Survivor Man.  I like playing games that sharpen my […]

Don’t Touch My Neck!

But the LORD said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its mighty warriors.”  Joshua 6:2 nlt _____________ In massage therapy, the concept of muscle memory is extremely important.  Muscle memory is the idea that the body retains the memory of specific repetitive actions so well that the action can be […]

Looper

So be strong and courageous!  Joshua 1:18b nlt _____________ I recently decided to try my hand at learning code.  I found a free program online that would allow me to learn basic computer programming ideas at the pace of a fourth grader.  It a really awesome experience for me because so many of the actions […]

Grab A Spade

The camp must be holy, for the LORD your God moves around in your camp to protect you and to defeat your enemies. He must not see any shameful thing among you, or he might turn away from you. Deuteronomy 23:14 ___ While my husband and I were engaged, there were a couple of wedding […]

The [Bread] Matrix

Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors.  He did it to teach you that people need more than bread for their life; real life comes by feeding on every word of the LORD. Deuteronomy 8:3 nlt ____________ Maybe […]

City of Refuge

These cities will be places of protection from a dead person’s relatives who want to avenge the death.  The slayer must not be killed before being tried by the community. Numbers 35:12 NLT ______________ I have seen this concept occur a number of times in movies: Good guy is being chased by bad guys but good guy is running out […]

Average Miracle

I see him, but not in the present time.  I perceive him, but far in the distant future.  A star will rise from Jacob; a scepter will emerge from Israel.  It will crush the foreheads of Moab’s people, cracking the skulls of the people of Sheth.  Numbers 24:17 _____________ I have an ongoing battle with […]