Thou art holy, O Thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Psalms 22:3 (KJV) Have you invited God to dwell in your presence today? It's quite simple really. Just praise him. And continue to praise him with an earnest, willing heart. But, Christina,--you say--you don't understand the morning I've had, or the week I've had----… Continue reading Need I say more?
Another account from The Song of Moses. For the Lord's portion is his people. Jacob his allotted inheritance. In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest… Continue reading Nesher
I finished up a pretty darn good scene the other night. I love it. Every bit of it from beginning to end. But now I'm wondering what in the world my heroine is going to do next. I know who she is and I know how she'd act in most given situations but I need… Continue reading What Would Dee Do?
He is my God, and I will praise him . . . These words come from Moses' song, Exodus 15:2, right after the Israelites witnessed the parting of the Red Sea, after witnessing the destruction of all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and horsemen (Ex 14:23 NIV). The King James version: He is my God and I… Continue reading Navah
I have been thinking about all of this digging deeper and the whole idea of prayer, repentance, taking care of the poor and fasting. I've also been thinking about the forty days Jesus spent in the desert and the forty days Moses spent on the mountain and how those forty days tie into Lent. As… Continue reading May My Right Hand Wither
So, what is the Biblical significance of the number 40? Let's see what God's word says. Probably the most well known one is the account of Noah's Ark and the Flood. And rain fell on the earth forty days and forty nights. Genesis 7:12 (NIV) Something of interest here, verse 11 says that on the… Continue reading Forty
I've never been one to celebrate 'traditional' holidays that date back to the 900s. And I've never been one to observe Catholic rituals. After all, much to my poor mother-in-law's chagrin, I'm not Catholic. Of course, the Catholic Churches aren't the only ones dusting their foreheads in ash on this good Wednesday. Many other denominations will… Continue reading Ash Wednesday
It's been a long while hasn't it? Well, sometimes life gets in the way. I've also come to the realization that there are times in a writer's life when we slip into heavy contemplations. I say heavy because we often, (at least I do), sit in contemplation mode until I can make a decision. And… Continue reading To Pseudo or not to Pseudo
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. 1 Peter 2:2-3 There comes a time when an infant's hunger is no longer satisfied with milk. This is when the mother begins to add other basics… Continue reading Digging Deeper
O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. From the lips of your children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the… Continue reading How Majestic is Your Name, O Lord!