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 […]