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
Want a delectable salad that works as a main course, salsa, or side? This is one of our family’s favorites. I love to make it for taco night…. Well, to be honest, I often have taco night simply because I’m … Continue reading Black Bean and Corn Salad
Yesterday was a whirlwind of all things bright and beautiful and some things right down not. I’m incredibly blessed by all of it. It’s a blessing to be a mom- through the smiles and laughter, and through the skinned knees, … Continue reading Water Wars, Mother’s Day, Laughter, and a Filthy Mess
Check out this video of job interviews for a Director of Operations Position. It is a must see/must share in respect of the Mom’s we love. Celebrate This Mother’s Day! Be sure to celebrate those who have mothered you … Continue reading Interviews for the World’s Toughest Job (Must Share Video for Mother’s Day!!)
For many, Mother’s day is a time of celebration and honor. Other’s peering over the fence at this celebration are stung, poked, and cut by the barbed wire at the top of the fence. Be sure to honor, remember, and pray for them this holiday. Continue reading Barbed Mother’s Day
“My boys are so standoffish with me now. They’re too cool for Mom. Those days,” she gestured to my kids clinging to my legs and begging for me to hold them, “…Are gone.” As my boys snuggled up close, one … Continue reading 5 Ways to Engage With your Kids
Do you have recipes for homemade cleaners that require washing soda and want a simple way to make it? I’ve never actually purchased washing soda. I get 15 lbs of baking soda in bulk at a local wholesale store for … Continue reading How to Make Washing Soda from Baking Soda
Want an easy, effective laundry detergent recipe? Look no further: Natural Homemade Laundry Detergent Ingredients 4 cups water 3 Tablespoons liquid castile soap 3 Tablespoons washing soda (Easy recipe here) 3 Tablespoons Borax 15 drops essential oil of choice (I … Continue reading Easy, Effective, Natural Homemade Laundry Detergent
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?
This God Story is one that has had a big impact on our family. Without this story, well…I don’t know what my brilliant, engineering minded husband would be doing as a career. Elijah tells the whole story in the video below: … Continue reading The Miracle Hand
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)
As you sit around the table this Thanksgiving, try sharing stories of how God has protected and worked in your lives. Regularly doing this can ground you and your kids like nothing else.
Continue reading Telling Your God Stories Can Change Thanksgiving- and Life
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
What can you do if you end up with extra candy this Halloween? Maybe rain cut back the door knockers or your kids just knocked on too many doors or got too much at the fall festival. What can you do with all that extra? Here are some great ideas (that might just even build character in the process)! Continue reading 5 Things to Do With Extra Halloween Candy