The Names of God

Today my seventh Bible study officially releases – The Names of God: His Character Revealed. This has been a crazy season to write and publish a book. Change has become the new normal. People have been sick, divided, and frustrated with ever changing regulations. In the midst of it all, I don’t know that there has ever been a more appropriate time to study God’s names. I say this because during difficult seasons it can be easy to create a god in our own image – one that makes sense to us in confusing moments- rather than remember that we were created in His image. His names remind us that …

Wandering

Has anyone else felt like they are wandering through their days? Sometimes I have scheduled meetings or disciplined moments when I am purposeful and focused, but often I find myself waking up unsure of exactly how I will spend my time or thoughts. Some things have to get done everyday – for me its answering emails, working through projects on a to-do list, as well as meal prep and kitchen duty. For you it might include caring for small children or an aging parent, homeschooling, working from home, or maybe like me your schedule has been cleared in a significant way due to social distancing. Whether we have found ourselves …

Remembering Together

Remembering things isn’t my strong suit. I remember when two months in a row I forgot my twins’ orthodontist appointments. Eventually one of them mentioned that the rubber bands on their braces were starting to disintegrate and asked me when they were supposed to go in for a change.  My greatest strategy for remembering things is telling others in my family about them. We have better odds by remembering together. God often called his people to remember important things together as well. Throughout Scripture we find God helping His people remember important spiritual truths through physical demonstrations, such as: Celebrating Passover so the people could remember deliverance from Egypt (Exodus …