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 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
In this series, we are exploring the Hebrew names of God to help us draw closer to and delve deeper in our relationship with God. This post looks at what Elohim means, where it is in the Bible, and how it points us to God in a unique way. Continue reading Elohim: Most High, All-Powerful Creator
Throughout the Old Testament alone, around 20 different names are used to refer to the One true God of the Bible. But why are these names practically important in your everyday life? The answer lies in the meaning of life … Continue reading The Power of the Names of God in Your Life
Think about those people you feel you deeply love- and those that express that they love you. Now make a mental list of the things that confirm for you that this is real love. In short- how do you define … Continue reading What is Love?
Want to hear a true story about God working in our lives in real time? This is the next installment of the God Stories Project. Without this one, my Mom wouldn’t have survived childhood. And the rest- well, we would … Continue reading The Podium Story (A God Story)
Want to hear about the first time Elijah realized that God was working in his life and protecting him? Let him tell you all about it! Continue reading The Dresser Fell On Me
I wasn’t prepared for what happened that night as I tucked my son into bed. “Mommy, I’m not sure if I believe in God. How do you know that God is real?,” my four-year-old asked. It caught me off guard. I … Continue reading The God Stories Project
My college English teacher set a precedent for me for how to pray for others. He showed me how to pray Scripture for others. If you’d like to know a simple, effective way to pray for those in your world, this is the top approach I would recommend. Continue reading Praying Scripture
I’ve been amazed as I read Scripture to find all that it says about the knowledge of God. Romans 1 tells what happens when we simply choose not to thank and glorify Him- and reveals a really amazing benefit of choosing to prioritize knowing Him! Continue reading Crazy Amazing Benefit of the Knowledge of God
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 Life Untasted
You know how sometimes you say something to someone else and suddenly realize- “Hmm..that is helpful to me.”? Well, that happened to me tonight as I was putting my sons to bed. All is Well My eldest had just finished … Continue reading The Secret to Shrinking Problems
I remember an encompassing feeling of longing I used to have as a child. I would be walking down the alley-like street between my sweet, elderly neighbor lady’s house and mine, and it would come over me. As I splashed … Continue reading To Be Known
Did you know that God longs to guard your heart and your mind with His peace? How much do you let Him do that in your own life? Statistics show that how much we experience peace has a significant impact on our physical and mental health. Find out how you can experience it more in your own life. Continue reading God Longs To Do This For You
Songs echo the idea of world peace, some people just can’t get any peace, and many people have been to countless counselors and therapists to try to find it. Do you have it? You Can If You Want I can … Continue reading Got Peace?
This season has brought new heaviness. I have often felt my face drooped and my spirit hanging heavy in the off moments of my days. Through it all, I have felt God impressing on me to, “Carry yourself light.” And it has made all the difference. Continue reading Carry Yourself Light
Can you imagine what it would be like to not be bound by the constraints of the ticking clock over your mantle and the pressure to get to that next appointment on time? More than that, could you imagine what … Continue reading Outside of Time
“I’ll get you now!!!!,” the child screams as he launches forward with his sword. Even if you don’t allow toys that look like weapons, Popsicle sticks start saying, “Bang, bang!,” sandwiches get bitten into gun shapes, and yard sticks become … Continue reading Violence or Valor?