What’s So Good about Good Friday?

If you are like I was as a kid, you may wonder what Good Friday is even about, aside from a mark on the calendar before we pull out Easter eggs. What is it about this day that sets it off as sacred? What is it about the day that makes it “Good”? Continue reading What’s So Good about Good Friday?

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Longing

All of us have a longing and restlessness for something beyond our physical and emotional needs. We either try to satisfy or silence this longing, but the truth is, God has set eternity in our hearts. But what does this mean? Continue reading Longing

Crying Rocks, Singing Stars

I used to think what a miracle it would be if stones actually cried out in worship to God (Luke 22:40). Now I know the miracle is not that the stones and rocks and stars could cry out in worship to God- but it’s that they actually do! (You don’t want to miss minute 4 of the video I share here) Continue reading Crying Rocks, Singing Stars

Yahweh or Jehovah?

Ancient Hebrew was written without the vowels. This special name for God was written in Hebrew with the consonants YHWH.  German translations used the vowels JHVH. After not speaking this name for over 900 years, God’s people weren’t sure what vowels to add in. Since they often used Adonai as a replacement name for this sacred, unspoken name, they simply put the vowels of Adonai into the German translation to make Jehovah. Most scholars believe it should actually be translated as Yahweh. Continue reading Yahweh or Jehovah?

Yahweh: God’s Personal Name

Yahweh is God’s personal and most sacred name, appearing more than 6,800 times in the Old Testament. It carries the reality that God is eternal, unchanging, and self-existent. It is also rich with the reality that He is holy and righteous to punish sin, and that He is love- ready to sacrifice and make a way for our relationship with Him to be restored. Continue reading Yahweh: God’s Personal Name