Lessons from Cherith

Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed. 117 Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees. Psalm 119:116-117 Next week begins the new series, “Lessons from Cherith.”  For those of you unfamiliar with Cherith (also spelled Kerith) here’s a brief lookContinue reading “Lessons from Cherith”

From Student to Teacher

After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Luke 2:46 “The teacher encouragesthe student morphs – moth to beauteous butterfly soars”  Mala Naidoo, author When God directed me to start the Emboldened blog He also led me to a few simple quotesContinue reading “From Student to Teacher”

A Teaspoon of Salt

Season all your grain offerings with salt.   Leviticus 2:13 About a year ago my husband and I decided to combine our plans of getting fit at the gym with changing what we ate for dinner.  We decided to try out a couple meal delivery services.  Now, let me first say my husband is an incredible cook –Continue reading “A Teaspoon of Salt”

A Tiny Message #5

If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together, someone to remove God’s rod from me, so that his terror would frighten me no more. Job 9:33-34 When we read Paul’s letter to Philemon yesterday it’s clear that he is acting as an intercessor or in Biblical terms a “daysman.”Continue reading “A Tiny Message #5”

Welcome The Stranger

Lesson #1: Show hospitality to strangers, they may be God’s heaven-sent angels Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you. 3 John 5 The saying goes, “A man’s home is his castle.”  And we might add to that, “surrounded by a deepContinue reading “Welcome The Stranger”

Kindness Matters

“May I continue to find favor in your eyes, my lord,” she said. “You have put me at ease by speaking kindly to your servant— though I do not have the standing of one of your servants.” Ruth 2:13 A prayer to always speak kindly of others Merciful God, so often when I think of sinfulContinue reading “Kindness Matters”