Category Archives: 1 Samuel

Puddles and Other Muck

There are days and seasons in life when things are just too overwhelming and difficult. Just too much. I seem to be slogging along through a season like that, one full of puddles and muck. Last week, my husband’s ministry … Continue reading

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Love Each Other and Leave the Judging to God

“You love them; I’ll judge them.” Isn’t that a good summary of James 4:11-12? Our pastor is teaching through the book of James on Sunday mornings. It has been challenging and convicting, to say the least. Joyfulness amidst trials, being … Continue reading

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Maybe Soon

” ‘Consider your ways! You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but do not have enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he who earns … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel, Blessings, Commandments, Consequences, Faith, Family, Giving, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Word, Haggai, Heart, History, Jesus, Judah, Matthew, Men, Obedience, October 2013, Repentance, Revelation, Sacrifice, Submission | Leave a comment

The Heart of Man Reflects Man

“As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects man.” ~ Proverbs 27:19 Isn’t this so very true? When you peer into still, calm water, the water can only reflect what is truly there. You aren’t going … Continue reading

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Do Not Be Afraid, Little Flock

King David, who was called by God Himself a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14), wrote so many of the Psalms. When I read his prayers and supplications to God, I catch a glimpse of his heart, and … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel, David, Faith, Fear, February 2013, God, God's Faithfulness, God's Name, God's Promises, Heart, Heaven, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Luke, Obedience, Prayer, Psalms, The Nature of God, The Truth, The Way | 6 Comments

Seeking After God’s Heart

I finished the book of 1 Samuel and started 2 Samuel over the long holiday weekend. Saul and his sons (except Ish-bosheth) were killed by the Philistines. Many a battle was recorded in these chapters. Much bloodshed. Turmoil. The kingdom … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, David, God, Heart, Israel, Judah, May 2012, Obedience, Praises, Psalms, Redeemer, Saul | 2 Comments

Deadly Consequences

David, who would eventually become king after the death of Saul, of whom God said had a heart after His own, was also responsible for making some deadly bad choices. I need to take this to heart and remember that … Continue reading

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