Tsaraph – The Refiner

Like a refiner of silver,    He will purify the descendants of Levi—Until they are pure, unalloyed gold and silver.    Then they will draw near to the Eternal One,Presenting offerings with righteous, clean hands.Malachi 3:3 God The Refiner God's chosen people had lived in the promise land for over 100 years. The temple was rebuilt and they were freed people waiting … Continue reading Tsaraph – The Refiner

Jehovah Nissi – The Lord is My Banner

“And Moses built an altar and named it “The LORD is my Banner”Exodus 17:15 Have you ever felt you were fighting battle that you could not win? You feel as though you are unqualified, unskilled, outnumbered and over-powered. This was the sentiment of the people of Israel, wandering in an unknown land with their wives, … Continue reading Jehovah Nissi – The Lord is My Banner

El Qanna – Jealous God

Qanna (kan-naw): Jealous God So stay alert. Don’t for a minute forget the covenant which God, your God, made with you. And don’t take up with any carved images, no forms of any kind—God, your God, issued clear commands on that. God, your God, is not to be trifled with —He is a consuming fire, a jealous … Continue reading El Qanna – Jealous God

El Roi – The God Who Sees

Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?Genesis 16:13 Hagar was the Egyptian slave woman and a concubine in the home of Abraham and Sarah. Sarah was barren and very desperate for a child so she arranged for Hagar to provide … Continue reading El Roi – The God Who Sees

The Name of the Lord

Have you ever looking up the meaning of your name?  Does it seem fitting?  We each have our birth name, some of us have nicknames, and most of us have some type of social media “handle” or name.   We have the ability to change our social media name in a whim to something that seems … Continue reading The Name of the Lord

Forgotten Meals: Seeing God in the Ordinary

It is a cold rainy day and I just returned home from our women's morning bible study session. As I reflect on our time together and my personal prayer for this study, I am so amazed at the goodness of God and the timeliness of His word for our lives. I pray that these journal … Continue reading Forgotten Meals: Seeing God in the Ordinary

Under His Protection

It is officially my birthday and I am so excited to be celebrating with the ones I love and to start my morning with some of my most favorite things - a good cup of coffee, a journal and the word of God. I pray that today's journal notes are an encouragement to you and … Continue reading Under His Protection

The Lost Art of Quiet

Have we lost the art of quiet?Silence. Stillness. Quiet.  Quiet is defined as the absence of noise or bustle; silence; calm.  Do you ever just sit still and silent, alone with your thoughts?  Do you spend time without background noise, without music, or television, or podcast or without scrolling social media and viewing to the … Continue reading The Lost Art of Quiet