Looks Can Be Deceiving

Looks Can Be Deceiving

The doctor did a double take and exclaimed, “Mother?! You look more like sisters!” Judges 8:1-35 Reference: v.6 But the officials of Sukkoth said, “Do you already have the hands of Zebah and Zalmunna in your possession? Why should we give bread to your troops?” (TNIV Bible) Explore: My foster daughter is eighteen years old…

Are You Out Of Your Mind?

Realistically, numerically, logically and physically, it was never going to happen Judges 7:1-25 Reference: v.2 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men. I cannot deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel would boast against me, ‘My own strength has saved me.’ (TNIV Bible) Explore: I have the most beautiful roses growing in…

Terrible Nicknames

I never liked the name and I never really understood why she called me that. Judges 6:1-40 Reference: v.12 When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.”  (TNIV Bible) Explore: As a kid I always wanted to have a cool nickname.  But the only one…

First Years of Marriage

My husband and I are honest enough to say that the first couple of years of our marriage were hard work… Judges 5:1-31 Reference: v.24  “Most blessed of women be Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, most blessed of tent-dwelling women.  (TNIV Bible) Explore: My husband and I are honest enough to say that…

You Inspire Me

There are times when we feel very ordinary and lacking in impact, but there are people who are inspired by us. Judges 4:1-24 Reference: v.9 “Certainly I will go with you,” said Deborah. “But because of the course you are taking, the honor will not be yours, for the Lord will deliver Sisera into the…

Learn From My Mistakes

No matter how much you tell them and try to teach them, ultimately, they make decisions for themselves Judges 3:1-31 Reference: v.2 He [the Lord] did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience (TNIV Bible) Explore: As a parent it is so hard to…

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