Category Archives: Coward to Conqueror

August 9 – Coward to Conqueror – Ending Well

Read Judges 8:21-32 Recently, I took on a new title. In addition to wife, mother, daughter and sister, I now proudly wear the title of  “grandmother.” Due to complications, I didn’t get to meet my grandson until he was one … Continue reading

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August 8 – Coward to Conqueror – What Dictates?

Read Judges 8:4-19 One lesson I continue to learn is to be careful with my words and actions when my emotions run high. When we are exhausted and drained emotionally, we can easily let our guard down and regret what … Continue reading

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August 7 – Coward to Conqueror – Timely Words

Read Judges 8:1-3 Mother Teresa once said, “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” We all have experienced the power of words, both positive and negative. Words can tear down and words … Continue reading

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August 6 – Coward to Conqueror – Declaration of War

Read Judges 7:18-20 According to the Constitution of the United States, Congress has the authority to declare war. On December 8, 1941, just a day after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President  Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a declaration of war … Continue reading

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August 5 – Coward to Conqueror – Redeeming the Broken

Read Judges 7:15-19 The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it? Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel … Continue reading

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August 4 – Coward to Conqueror – God’s Dew

Read Judges 6:36-40 A rocking chair and an open Bible. These are two indelible memories of my mom. The upholstery of the green and white chair was worn from the many morning hours she spent there meeting God in His … Continue reading

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August 3 – Coward to Conqueror – If

Read Judges 6:36-40 I was playing an intense game of Scrabble the other day with my daughter. She won. I still had several letter tiles left at the end of the game. Every letter counts. The letter “F” is worth … Continue reading

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August 2 – Coward to Conqueror – “Purah’s in Our Lives”

Read Judges 7:9-11 She was a master manipulator, and knew how to con me into doing just about anything. Whatever the task, she could turn it into a game and make me laugh. My sister was an artist at making … Continue reading

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August 1 – Coward to Conqueror – The Few, the Proud

Read Judges 7:1-3 “The Few, The Proud” is the historic recruiting slogan for the U. S. Marine Corps. To quote a major, “the slogan reflects the unique character of the Marine Corps and underscores the high caliber of those who … Continue reading

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July 31 – Coward to Conqueror – The Sound of Taps

Read Judges 6:33-35 “All is well, Safely rest, God is Nigh.” The sound of Taps played and echoed by dual trumpets stirs a solemn and reverent emotion in us. Patriotism swells in our hearts as we hear the fading trumpets … Continue reading

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