Verse Meditation: Nahum 1.15

Publishing Deeds “Behold, upon the mountains, the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace…” (Nahum 1.15 ESV). There is a peace manufactured by the world and a peace established by God. One peace is fleeting and the other peace is eternal. One peace brings good news that changes lives and the other brings news that only distracts and entertains us. When we as Christians consider publishing works that bring good news and peace to others, we need to carefully consider our motive. Is our motive to honor God and establish His glory on earth or is our Continue reading

Fearlessly Fit

I added a 6-week Bible study to my Fitness, Food & Faith book, so now the information can be shared in a small group setting. This new comprehensive book is entitled Fearlessly Fit, because we have been fearfully made by God! If you and some friends (6 or fewer) have been wanting to ignite a health transformation in your lives, this is the tool that will help you achieve your goals and make them lasting! I wrote this book with room for every group leader to add his/her own personal stories and experiences into the group discussion. The basic elements of Continue reading

Hammering Fork: Internet Cafe

As we were eating breakfast this morning, my husband told our oldest son—who may have been talking more than he was eating—to put his fork to work. My son instantly smiled and started to pretend that the fork was a hammer—hammering his eggs and bacon like they were nails on a wall. My husband then said, “That’s not how a fork works.” And my son quickly replied, “Well, you told me to put it to work.” I watched the scene unfold and laughed under my breath. Seeing the fork being used as a hammer was hilarious. Forks were used to Continue reading

Verse Meditation: Nahum 1.3

Delayed Destruction “The Lord is slow to anger and great in power, and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty. His way is in the whirlwind and storm, and the clouds are the dust at his feet” (Nahum 1.3 ESV). The book of Nahum is much like the sequel to the book of Jonah. Both Jonah and Nahum prophesy warnings of God’s judgment against the city of Nineveh, the capital of Assyria. After Jonah gave his prophecy, the city turns from their sin, but the season of repentance did not last. At least 150 years after Jonah confronted Continue reading

A Parable: The Butterfly Princess

  A Butterfly Princess was born on a Tuesday morning one early spring day. She had golden antennas like her King Papa and lavender wings like her Queen Mama. However, the princess’s parents were both shocked to see a splash of fervent scarlet like fiery flames across her lavender forewings. The princess’s parents feared for their beautiful Butterfly Princess. They did not want the Swift Sparrow to see her scarlet flames and gulp her down. They pleaded with her never to fly, for they loved her more than their words could say. So she learned to keep her wings closed Continue reading

Verse Meditation: Micah 7.7

Look to the Lord “But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me” (Micah 7.7 ESV). There is nothing wrong with receiving and giving help to others. God made people to be social beings that need one another. However, the help from others is directly stemmed from God. He is the Maker of everything, and He can move the hearts of people to intervene in the lives of others. So when we seek help, we must always go to the Lord first and foremost. And Continue reading

Verse Meditation: Micah 6.3

Perfect Morality “O my people, what have I done to you? How have I wearied you? Answer me!” (Micah 6.3 ESV). God has perfect morality. His morality is eternal, and it is complete. God’s own morality mandates that He cannot commit sin—nothing tainted with the ugly stains of evil can come from God. The only exception is when Jesus took our sins, losing His morality on our behalf. He chose to lay down His life for us, but because He is God, He was able to take His life up again. With God’s perfect morality in mind, we must conclude Continue reading

Verse Meditation: Micah 4.7

Cast-offs “And I will make the lame a remnant, and those who were cast off a strong nation; and the Lord shall reign over them in Mount Zion from this time forth and forever” (Micah 4.7 AMP) A cast-off is someone who has been thrown away, devalued or seen as useless. All Christian have or will experience being a cast-off in the world’s eyes (even in Christian circles) as they walk the path to their destiny. God loves the underdog, and He loves seeing His children circumvent the world’s system to greatness. When God honors us outside of the world’s Continue reading

Verse Meditation: Micah 3.5

Prophecy of Truth “Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who lead my people astray, who cry ‘Peace’ when they have something to eat, but declare war against him who put nothing into their mouths” (Micah 3.5 ESV). Nothing can cause crankiness more than when we are hungry. Food is one of our most basic human needs. Hunger definitely affects people’s moods, which alters their perception of reality, skewing their understanding of truth. A prophet is someone who claims that he or she has a word from God. This word doesn’t necessarily have to be vision of the future; rather, Continue reading

Verse Meditation: Micah 2.1

Mind Games “Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil on their beds! When the morning dawns, they perform it, because it is in the power of their hand” (Micah 2.1 ESV). Sometimes we think that our thoughts aren’t hurting anyone. We commit dozens of sins in our mind (lusting, coveting, revenge, etc.), but since we are not taking action, we believe that our thoughts are okay. The only problem is that when we have the power in our hands to actually commit the sin and the circumstances all line up to where we can get away with it, Continue reading

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