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

Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Will Provide

And Abraham called the name of the place,The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”Genesis 22:14 Is there something weighing heavy on your heart? You feel as though the road ahead is not clear and you're not sure how everything will workout. It could be relationships, finances, career, health, … Continue reading Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Will Provide

El Elyon – The Most High God

El Elyon (el el-yone’): The Most High God “I cry out to the God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me”Psalm 57:2 Destroy Not!  Have you ever felt like the walls of the world were closing in on you?  You feel as though you are being attacked on all sides; your relationships, your finances, your … Continue reading El Elyon – The Most High 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

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

Why Advent?

I am a mom of 2 very busy toddlers and Christmas is the very best time of the year for me.  I love the cold winter air, the warm drinks, the bundling up in cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks and all of that goodness.  I love how the city lights up and people seem to be … Continue reading Why Advent?