Tag: Scripture Challenge

Meet Matthew

Yes, he’s a real person.  He was not the most popular guy and he surely must have felt like an outcast. Matthew, the guy who has to collect taxes for the government. I love my country.  I appreciate our government, but I still choose to give them only as much as the law requires.  And you…

The Messenger

He is only the messenger. Malachi, whose name means “My messenger” in Hebrew, was the last of the Old Testament prophets. He is to deliver the message: “I love you.” (Malachi 1:2) “You have disobeyed Me by bringing me your leftovers.” (Malachi 1) “You have a heart problem.” (Malachi 2) “I HAVE NOT CHANGED.” –Yahweh (Malachi…

The Pomposity in Parenting

I prayed for my children before they were even born.  I prayed for their health and their influences.  I prayed for their future. I prayed for their parents–that we would be godly parents with wisdom to know how to guide each of their personalities. I prayed for their choices.  Not that they would be prevented…

RAIN/Scripture Challenge: Hosea

“It’s raining, it’s pouring, the old man is snoring!”  “Rain, rain, go away–come again another day” “Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head”   “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down”  The songs and poetry are endless, and so it seems, is the rain. We know it won’t last forever, but some days (like this…

What Are You Looking For?

What is it that you’re looking for? Is it purpose?  Success?  Position? Or maybe it’s a person.  The perfect date.  The perfect spouse. The perfect children. We spend much of our life pining away for something we don’t have or for the next new gadget that comes along.  I have an incredible husband.  Four wonderful…

Just An Old-Fashioned Love Song–Scripture Challenge: Song of Solomon

I’m a mushy romantic, but when it comes to the Song of Solomon, this old-fashioned girl still blushes at the boldness of this poet’s language! I grew up modest (for which I am thankful!), and I continue to promote modesty whenever I speak to women, young and old.  My passion comes from my own spiritual committment–I…

The Proverbial Problem–Scripture Challenge: Proverbs

I love the book of Proverbs. I really do, BUT… I have a little question I’ve been asking myself. Why in the world does the writer choose to the female imperative when referring to WISDOM? I have never claimed to be a “wise guy”, and don’t want to start now, but I’m not sure that…

Change Your Stinking Thinking and Embrace the Cold–Scripture Challenge: Psalms

OR NOT…! I am definitely a warm weather person, and would rather head to the beach than the slopes any day. I DO love the four seasons here in Illinois, but am always ready for the arrival of Spring, and warm temperatures.  I really do try to not be a negative person, but I probably do…

Feeling Like Job/Scripture Challenge: Job

No parent wants to give their child a start in life that says, “I know this name brings to mind someone not so pleasant, but… I’m gonna name my baby this anyway, because I really like it.”  It is pretty rare to hear of a new baby that’s been named JOB, which means “persecuted, hated”… or ICHABOD, “no…