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

Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?

What does “the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit” in 1 Peter mean? For the extroverted, boisterous, passionate woman, the words may seem to signify that beauty is beyond reach. For the shy, perhaps they are misleading. Let’s look at what is meant in these passages and discover hope for all women that we can depend on the LORD to work true beauty in our spirits. Continue reading Unfading Beauty: What Does Gentle and Quiet Really Mean?

The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge

Finish the statement from Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of _______.” Wisdom, right? No! The answer in this chapter is “knowledge.” (“Wisdom” would be the answer in Proverbs 9:10). It is incredible that knowing and … Continue reading The Key to Both Wisdom and Knowledge

Complexity Mindset (Stops us from wounding others every time)

So much of life benefits from a simplified approach. But what if I were to tell you that there is one area in which wisdom pleads for you to develop a complexity mindset? What Demands a Complexity Mindset? Our fellow … Continue reading Complexity Mindset (Stops us from wounding others every time)

When Merry isn’t Possible

As you pass through the lights and glitter of the season, if not you, someone around you is grieving. This season has a way of reminding all of us of what we have lost. Grief should be a welcome part of this season of joy, making the real meaning of the season sweeter. Continue reading When Merry isn’t Possible