The God “Who IS”

In the Hebrew scriptures, the divine name Yahweh literally means β€œI AM WHO I AM” (Ex. 3:14). He is the God β€œwho is.” Yahweh was the prized name for God among the Israelites. Known as the tetragrammaton, the pronunciation of this four-letter term in Hebrew, which never appears with its own vowels, is debated. ItContinue reading “The God “Who IS””

Book Release – πΊπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘ π‘ π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘œπ‘‘π‘  π‘ƒπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘ π‘š 𝑖𝑛 π΅π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘§π‘–π‘™ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ˆπ‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘ 

Greetings subscribers and fellow bloggers! Delighted to share news of the publication of my book, πΊπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘ π‘ π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘œπ‘‘π‘  π‘ƒπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘ π‘š 𝑖𝑛 π΅π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘§π‘–π‘™ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ˆπ‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘ : π‘€π‘–π‘”π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘‘π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘ , π‘€π‘–π‘ π‘ π‘–π‘œπ‘›π‘ , π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘€π‘œπ‘π‘–π‘™π‘–π‘‘π‘¦, part of Palgrave Macmillan’s Christianity and Renewal – Interdisciplinary Studies series. A heartfelt shoutout to the series editors, Wolfgang Vondey and Amos Yong. Among the many others whoContinue reading “Book Release – πΊπ‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘ π‘ π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘œπ‘‘π‘  π‘ƒπ‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘’π‘π‘œπ‘ π‘‘π‘Žπ‘™π‘–π‘ π‘š 𝑖𝑛 π΅π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘§π‘–π‘™ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘ˆπ‘›π‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘‘ π‘†π‘‘π‘Žπ‘‘π‘’π‘ ”

Back to School Greetings

Greetings subscribers and fellow bloggers. I hope you are well! May you find strength in God today as your refuge and strong tower. We find rich encouragement from the Psalmist, who exclaimed: I will say of the Lord, β€œHe is my refuge and my fortress,my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:2, NIV) My heartContinue reading “Back to School Greetings”

β€œMy Mother’s Smile: A Letter to My Children”

Guest post by Joy Palma It is always a pleasure to share these pages with like-minded people. In commemoration of 50 years since the passing of my grandma Theresa Rubbo, I would like to share again the post by my mom, Joy Palma, dedicated to her memory. The piece is written from her heart, cherishingContinue reading “β€œMy Mother’s Smile: A Letter to My Children””

Subscriber Promo, “Embracing Our Roots”

Holiday Greetings! I am delighted to announce to all my subscribers a discount on my recent book, Embracing Our Roots: Rediscovering the Value of Faith, Family, and Tradition. The promo (50% OFF) is available via the publisher, https://wipfandstock.com/9781725293144/embracing-our-roots/, with the code ROOTS1, through the end of December. Happy Thanksgiving and God’s richest blessings to youContinue reading “Subscriber Promo, “Embracing Our Roots””

An Ascension Day Poem

From the heights,to the depths,wisdom descended for us. Disrobed of majesty,divine,humbled for us. Equality with God,set aside,not grasped. Made nothing,of dust and dirt,yet love would last. Living with us,walking among us,to show the way. Healing the blind,raising the dead,paving a way. From majesty,to the Cross,a destiny sure. Betrayed, denied,spit on,enmity stirred. Beaten, flogged,a crown ofContinue reading “An Ascension Day Poem”

A Mothers’ Day Tribute

Strength and dignity are her clothing,    and she laughs at the time to come.She opens her mouth with wisdom,    and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.She looks well to the ways of her household,    and does not eat the bread of idleness.Her children rise up and call her happy. ~Proverbs 31:25-28, NRSV It’s that time ofContinue reading “A Mothers’ Day Tribute”

Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary – Rediscovering the Value of Tradition

But ask the animals, and they will teach you;    the birds of the air, and they will tell you;ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you;    and the fish of the sea will declare to you.Who among all these does not know    that the hand of the Lord has done this?In his hand is the life ofContinue reading “Finding the Extraordinary in the Ordinary – Rediscovering the Value of Tradition”

Loving Freely: Rediscovering the Value of Faith

Days spent working from my office at home during the pandemic can be frustrating at times. The kids are home right now–learning remotely. Every now and then there’s a cry from the other end of the house: someone’s arguing or spilling or breaking something. My earplugs are already in but don’t quite drown out theContinue reading “Loving Freely: Rediscovering the Value of Faith”