Strangely Dim

Some of my friends and I are doing a study called Healed and Set Free, by Tammy Brown.  It has to do with inducing healing by lancing the wounds of the past in order to let out the poisons. Past. I remember the pain of dealing with past hurts in a study years ago called […]

Formidable Foes

Sometimes it feels like we are being crushed under the weight of our circumstances, burned by the fire, devoured by the lions, and gouged by the thorn! That’s when we need to remember the Hebrew children who were calm and composed because of their faith in God, in the midst of the torturous chamber of […]

Hosea – Hard Stuff/Happy Stuff!

Making the most of a tough teaching — God’s judgment! The book of Hosea is not for the faint of heart … and, of all the studies I’ve taught, this one (to my surprise) had the highest attendance, most consistently! These faithful attendees weren’t scared away by the content! Were we uncomfortable at times?  Yes! […]

Honor the Aged

You shall rise up before the gray-headed and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the LORD. ~ Leviticus 19:32 Every other week, folks from New Life Assembly gather to honor the aged at Countryside Care Center; and, as a daughter-in-law of one of the residents, I say thank you!  How […]

What Kind of Love?

What kind of person can keep on loving and keep on giving while being spurned and shunned? That’s what we see happening between the Prophet Hosea and his wife Gomer. That’s what we see happening between God and Israel. And that’s what we see happening between God and us.  It’s easy to be critical of […]

Vexed by Thorns!

Do you feel “hedged in”?  Unable to move forward?  Somewhat paralyzed?  Stuck???  Could it be that God has set up a hedge to protect you from going where you shouldn’t go? In Hosea 2:6-8, God promised to set a hedge of thorns on the sides of Israel’s path so it would “hurt” whenever she started […]