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Rahab the ___________

Did you fill in that blank with her former sin? I'm not the same person I was before Jesus got a hold of me. My heart was changed in an instant, and He has been steadily changing me ever since. Still there are people in my life who only remember who I used to be. It bothers me any time I'm faced with someone holding me to an old standard. As pretty as this picture is, I don't want to spend much time looking over my shoulder! As the title of this blog says: I'm not who I was yesterday! This week, as my church is reading through the book of Joshua, Rahab's name keeps coming up. What a transformation story!  I keep hearing, "Rahab the harlot," or, "Rahab the prostitute." Why am I not hearing, "Rahab, Jesus' great grandma"?!  Check out her story in Joshua 2 and 6. This woman was wise. She was brave. She had faith.  She was likely not a prostitute by choice; there were only so many ways for a woman to survive then, and often they were sh

Sneak Peek into the new Bible Study!

Thank you, first, to everyone who was excited about joining me in the writing process of this new study! I would LOVE for you to comment and help me along with questions and comments! I will share some of the study below, and then I will share something I'm excited about including in the study - this is still in the brainstorming phase, so your feedback would really help! If you share an idea I use, your name could end up in print! Let's open those Bibles... Excerpt Today we’re going to press on and meet the first Judge in Israel. We’ll focus on the importance of witness being shared. Read Judges 2: 6-10 Right off the bat, we’re witnessing something so important. Joshua and the elders who led with him saw miracles and fought battles with God leading the way. They saw with their own eyes and experienced wonders that left no room for doubt that God IS and that He is good and powerful and   for   them. The next generation benefitted from the work of Joshua’s generation, but they w

Intro to My Next Bible Study!

Dear reader, guess what! After mountains of study and so much prayer, Bible Study number two is finally in the writing stage! The first week is well under way, so I am sharing the (draft) introduction with you. I do this for two reasons. First, I need the accountability to keep typing away! Second, I want to get your feedback in real time. I will continue sharing from the study each week, and I'd love to know what you'd like to see addressed, and what questions pop up in your mind.   I invite you to clear your mind of distractions for a moment, and ponder what God has to say to us today. Maybe this gorgeous scenery will help! *** *** *** *** “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.” Romans 7:15 In Romans 7, Paul went on something of a mini rant about doing what he doesn't want to do and not doing what he does want to do. It made me go cross-eyed the first few times I read it. But the more I did, the more the sente