According to International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, a-do’-ni, ad-o-na’-i (‘adhonay): A Divine name, translated “Lord,” and signifying, from its derivation, “sovereignty.” Its vowels are found in the Massoretic Text with the unpronounceable tetragrammaton YHWH; and when the Hebrew reader came to these letters, he always substituted in pronunciation the word ” ‘adhonay.” Its vowels combined with … More Adonai…

September FOCUS

Here we are September 1, 2008.  A year ago, going into Labor Day weekend, I had determined after work I would go home and lay on the sofa all weekend and watch NASCAR and football.  I recall having that weekend to myself and desiring to do nothing! I received a phone call from a friend … More September FOCUS

“…willful, deliberate prayer.”

My prayer life with God has been on the forefront of my mind.  Several things have brought me to this place.  Conversation with friends, reading, and circumstances.  Out of all these things has come Whispering Secrets, Just how important is it? and now “…willful, deliberate prayer.” Life is full of so many surprises.  I wonder how many of … More “…willful, deliberate prayer.”

What’s next to do?

I’m wrestling with the thoughts I had from “Take courage…” There were other examples I could have used instead of the one I used about playing guitar.  So now, I wonder “What’s next to do?” This question comes from today’s Oswald Chambers.  …Put everything in your life afloat upon God, going out to sea on … More What’s next to do?

Famous Last Words

Today has been a tough day for many I work with.  Gerry died unexpectedly Sunday night.  He will be missed by all.  As I have gone through the morning, I have listened to people remark about Gerry and the shock.  It’s interesting to me in almost every conversation people mentioned the last time they talked … More Famous Last Words

Teach me to swim.

I’ve been talking about God’s love, knowing God, walking a road few dare to travel, being intimate with God, and going deeper.  This past week has been around the metaphor of the ocean.  God’s deep and wide limitless love.  I want to learn to swim in this ocean of love. It’s Mother’s Day weekend.  As I think … More Teach me to swim.