Picture captured of my Dad back in the 70’s. Enlisting at a very early age, he was proud to serve in as a GI Joe in WWII in Germany. After the war he enlisted in the Navy and finished as a Sgt Major in the National Guard.
He taught me to love our Country, our history and never forget the price paid for freedom. This daughter is proud of my Father’s pride.
Strong and Courageous – 31 Days of Victory Through Joshua’s Battles
“…the king of Debir, one.” Joshua 12:13 NKJV
Waking to the steady stream of thoughts. Random reflections and possible imageries carry my emotions to the edge of rim. Debir, the king who desires to hold me captive for the day, draws my heart closer to his hopeless recess pit.
Can the answer for success over the pit recesses be found in Joshua’s story?
Scriptures shares when Joshua and the eleven returned from scouting out the new territory, only Joshua and Caleb saw the good land, encouraging the people to goup. The other ten men gave “Israel a bad report.”
Discouraging the people with their words, the spies saw themselves“like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” Numbers 13:33
Joshua and Caleb, grieved, “tore their clothes” (a sign of great despair) “and they spoke…”
“The land we passed through…is an exceedingly good land.” Numbers 14:7 NKJV
Joshua spoke of the good land. He didn’t see himself as a “grasshopper” but as God’s chosen people!
Defeat the king of the recess pit! Speak forth the goodness and promises of God, and surely, we will have victory over the enemy of our dark recesses!
Thank You Father, You keep my feet sure,
Encouraging my heart and ready for more.
Speak to me of Your good plans of life,
Remove my fears with Your promises of Light.
Speak Your Peaceinto our storms,
For we are saved by Your love and Your mighty strong arm!
In Jesus Name, Amen
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue.” Proverbs 18:21 NKJV
“He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock…He has put a new song in my mouth – Praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD.” Psalm 40:2-3 NKJV
“Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:19 NKJV
Lighting the candlestick in honor and celebration of Hanukkah through the eyes of a follower of Jesus Christ.
Rain begins the morning,
Dark and grey to stay.
Lighting the seventh candle, remembering Jesus,
All you need in any situation,
I AM providing the way.
Lighting the seventh candle brings my heart and mind to the beloved Gospel of John. John highlights sevenmiracles performed by Jesus. John also shares the seven times Jesus gave the people a visual of Who He is in the I AM statements.
John who rested his head on Jesus’ chest, who heard Jesus’ heartbeat knew…Jesus the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 is all we need in life.