Names of God Day 16 // He is Chief Cornerstone

Ask anyone why family is important and you will get various answers, but you will not get many arguments that the statement is untrue. We value our roots and stand up for our family – so often when they don’t deserve it – because our sense of belonging within a community is so important. To be grounded in community is a foundational understanding of human beings. 

Names of God Day 15 // He is the Way and the Truth and the Life

I went through a phase once when I was a little girl in which I would only wear dresses. Day and night – you could bet that I was wearing a dress of some kind, probably with a little bit of pink or sparkle.

Names of God Day 14 // He is the Bread of Life

I find the Bread of Life Discourse to be fascinating. How incredibly mystified the disciples and the others gathered must have been at Jesus’ teaching. 

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood…” 

Names of God Day 12 // He is Savior

Today, I could focus on so many verses from Scripture, whole books, actually, or even the whole Bible. After all, Jesus sacrificial and saving act is the culmination of the New Testament right – the new fulfilling the old? 

Names of God Day 10 // He is Shepherd

I don’t know much about sheep. But I do know one thing, thanks to my college roommate who grew up on a sheep farm and emphasized by the time her dad had to pry out a little ewe’s head from a wire fence (poor baby)

Names of God Day 9 // He is Rabbi(Teacher)

Growing up, I absolutely loved school. I was that kid. The one who said, “goodbye” to her teachers at the end of the day and did her homework during recess. For some reason, I felt at home in the classroom. My teacher was a second parent.

Names of God Day 8 // He is the Son of God

I am so Thomas sometimes. Like, severely Thomas. I once asked God to send me a sign of roses, not once or twice, but three times. Yes, three (gosh, that’s so embarrassing). I’m so grateful though, that in times of need, God has been as compassionate and tender as He was with Thomas.

Names of God Day 7 // He is the Light of the World

There are a few things in the world that terrify me – deep water and tight caverns.  For a long time I couldn’t wrap my mind around why these things in particular scared me. I mean, public speaking? No problem! Spiders? Eh, don’t mind them… But, why deep water and caves?

Names of God Day 6 // He is Son of God

I am so Thomas sometimes. Like, severely Thomas. I once asked God to send me a sign of roses, not once or twice, but three times. Yes, three (gosh, that’s so embarrassing). I’m so grateful though, that in times of need, God has been as compassionate and tender as He was with Thomas. 

Names of God Day 5 // He is God the Father

She was sewing industriously, and yet seemed lost in deep contemplation. “What are you thinking of?” the young Sister asked. “I am meditating on the ‘Our Father,’” Therese answered. “It is so sweet to call God, ‘Our Father!’”… and tears glistened in her eyes. (Story of a Soul, 184-185)

Names of God Day 4 // He is Creator

“I will make something out of nothing!” 

Imagine the reaction of a restaurant if I, quite suddenly, exclaimed this while leaping on top of a table. I’d imagine there would also be the flailing of my arms and a wide expression on my face… In true dramatic fashion, I would probably effectively convince everyone that I was crazy. 

Names of God Day 3 // He is Alpha and Omega

What is it about the concept of eternity that freaks me out? Shouldn’t I rejoice that the joy I will (please Jesus!) find in Heaven will fully satisfy me forever? Am I afraid that it won’t be what I thought it would be? Or am I just afraid of what I don’t know? Cause you bet your bottom dollar I have no clue what eternity feels like.

Names of God Day 1 // Whats in a Name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” 

Juliet Capulet, that poor girl caught in the skirmish of warring families and some really awful growing pains, had a pretty profound point. What is in a name?