The Cell

“Moses and Aaron turned away from the people and went to the entrance of the Tabernacle, where they fell face down on the ground.  Then the glorious presence of the LORD appeared to them”  Numbers 20:12 (NLT) _______________ Last night I dreamed that I could see the people of the world from a bird’s eye […]

Running With Scissors

Everything in Israel that is devoted to the LORD is yours.  Numbers 18:14 (NIV) ____________ My youngest son – age two – is a runner.  It doesn’t matter how I design an activity, he turns it into running time.  Running is also part of his rebellion.  If he gets caught playing with something he shouldn’t, he […]

The Dip

Do not rebel against the Lord, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land.  They are only helpless prey to us!  They have no protection, but the Lord is with us!  Don’t be afraid of them!  Numbers 14:9 NLT ____________ A couple months ago, I read an article about “How to Never Give Up.”  The article […]

God Bless You

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”  Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV) _____________ According to my friend (Wikipedia) there are several explanations as to why we respond (with “God bless you”) to a sneeze.  This […]

The Family Equation

“They were counted by families – all the men of Israel who were twenty years old or older and able to go to war.  The total number was 603,550.”  Numbers 1:45-46 _____________ With a family of six, there is a lot to consider when making plans.  I have devised a simple mathematical equation that allows […]

Fungus Fix

“This rule will stop the Israelites from sacrificing animals in the open fields.  It will cause them to bring their sacrifices to the priest at the entrance of the Tabernacle, so he can present them to the LORD as peace offerings”  Leviticus 17:5 ____________ Once upon a time, there was a princess [who may or […]

Fight, Flight or…

“For my yolk is easy and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:30 _____________ The Fight or Flight Response is a physiological reaction to a perceived threat, seen in the animal kingdom, as well as in most homes going through the challenge of raising three boys. It was discovered by Walter Cannon, who believed that animals respond to threats with guidance […]

What Child is This?

 “Say this to the entire community of Israel: You must be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.”  Leviticus 19:2 ______________  I received a great piece of advice once, regarding dealings with difficult individuals: Try to view them as tiny infant versions of themselves.  The concept definitely made sense – I don’t expect infants to […]

Add Salt

“Season all your grain offerings with salt, to remind you of God’s covenant.  Never forget to add salt to your grain offering.” Leviticus 2:13 ______________ I had a dream two nights ago in which I was told I would die before that day’s end. In the dream, I remember taking the information in, paralyzed by my […]

How to Conquer Enemy Territory

“I will drive them out a little at a time until your population has increased enough to fill the land.” Exodus 23:30 ____________ I often set myself up for failure by not allowing space for practice, especially when I am first learning a new skill.  For example: I am impatient.  Not just a little; I would probably get the […]