May 17, 2020

Women of Worth | Women’s Devotion

  Women of Worth My husband and I recently finished a chronological study of the Gospels. It was an eye-opening thing for me as we walked through them, verse by verse. I began to see more clearly a strong sense of compassion in Jesus as he interacted with people and I was particularly drawn to the women He encountered during his short time of ministry. I now have a new appreciation for how intentional Jesus was in every recorded event, especially those involving women.   Understanding the status of women in Jewish culture of the 1st Century is key to […]
April 16, 2020

The Blessing

    The Blessing When I was praying for you this afternoon, the Lord brought me to this beautiful song released on March 6th – before our world became the isolated walls of our own homes. I saw Him speaking these words over each and every one of you…reaching His hand out and releasing that Blessing upon you, individually. As the music continued and began to crescendo, I saw some of you come forward to the altar and kneel…and He took your face in His hands as He continued to speak favor over you… Some came and bowed low before […]
April 15, 2020

Psalm 139 Day 6

    PRECIOUS   Psalm 139:14-16 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a] Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.   When I read those verses, I am reminded of how each one of us has been divinely appointed to this earth for “such […]
April 15, 2020

Psalm 139 Day 5

TREASURED Psalm 139:13 “For you formed my inward parts;     you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.”   I think sometimes we can take a scripture for granted…like when our children begin to tune out our voices after we begin to nag… For most of us, this passage is at least familiar to us, if not within our repertoire of memorized sections, having been quoted numerous times to encourage us into loving ourselves and His design.   But, if you read verse 13 in the King James Version, it says this: “For thou hast possessed my reins: …” That definitely gave me […]
April 15, 2020

Psalm 139 Day 4

ILLUMINATE Psalm 139:11-12 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,     and the light about me be night,” 12 even the darkness is not dark to you;     the night is bright as the day,     for darkness is as light with you.*   In college, I had a part-time job at the University that involved working in close proximity to only a handful of coworkers.  I cannot even recall how the conversation began, but after several weeks of a shared project, one colleague began to share with me her past experiences with other Believers… She said, […]
April 15, 2020

Psalm 139 Day 2

                                                                                              ANOINTED   Psalms 139:4-6 ESV 4Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and *lay your hand upon me.* 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. anointed /əˈnoin(t)əd/ adjective nominated or chosen as successor to or leading […]
April 15, 2020

Psalm 139 Day 1

KNOWN A couple of months ago, I did an experiment about our planets with my students that involved a large parking lot, several balls of varying sizes (ranging from a pony bead to an exercise ball), and a set of measurements to scale (each step representing x-number of miles in space).  We first placed a 16’ parachute on the ground to represent the sun.  After taking a couple of steps to place a marble to represent Mercury, we took a couple more mathematically-scaled steps and placed our golf ball to represent Mars, a few more before placing another golf ball […]