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 […]

Complaint Department

“In the morning, you will see the glorious presence of the Lord.  He has heard your complaints, which are against the Lord and not against us.”  Exodus 16:7 _____________ In every enterprise that I can think of, there is an entity whose sole responsibility it is to manage and [in theory] resolve complaints.What about in life?  Who stands behind the […]

My Pillar

“And the Lord did not remove the pillar of cloud or pillar of fire from their sight.” Exodus 13:22 __________ I had been a newlywed for five days when my Mom died. I had just barely begun the journey into becoming a wife and step-mom.  I didn’t quite know what to expect but I was […]