Journal September 27


“Create in me a clean heart Oh God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

Psalms 5:10


May today there be peace within you. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing that you are a child of God. Let His presence settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance and bask in the sun. Is is there for each and every one of you.


Journal September 26



“Humility is not the product of direct cultivation, rather it is a by-product. The more I try to be humble the less shat I attain unto humility. But if I am truly occupied with that One who was ‘meek and lowly at heart,’ if I am constantly beholding His glory in the mirror of God’s word, then shall I be changed inot the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”

-John commentary by James Montgomery Boice quotes Arthur W. Pink


JOSHUA 21:45

“Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed’ all came to pass.”

Journal September 25


Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Jesus, I my cross have taken, all to leave and follow thee, destitute, despised, forsaken, thou from hence my all shall be. Perish every found ambition, all I’ve sought or hoped or known, yet how rich is my condition, God and heaven are still my own.

Let the world despise and leave me, they have left my Savior too, human hearts and looks deceive me; thou art not, like man, untrue; and, while thou shalt smile upon me, God of wisdom, love, and might, foes may hate and friends may shun me; show thy face, and all is bright.

Man may trouble and distress me, ‘will but drive me to thy breast; life with trials hard may press me, heaven will bring me sweeter rest. O ’tis not in grief to harm me while thy love is left to me; O ’twere not in joy to charm me, were that joy unmixed with thee.

Take my soul, thy full salvation, rise o’er sin and fear and care; joy to find in every station something still to do or bear; think what spirit dwells within thee, What a Father’s smile in thine what a savior died to win thee child in heaven, shouldst thou repine?

Hasten on from grace to glory, armed by faith and winged by prayer; heave’ n eternal day’s before thee God’s own hand shall pass thy pilgrim days, hope hall change to glad fruition faith to sight, and prayer to praise.

Journal September 1



The Israelites left Egypt on “January” 15th. Then it tells each place the Israelites camped in chronological order.

Then the LORD told Moses to tell the people that when they go into Canaan they need to drive out all of the inhabitants. And if they didn’t drive them out and destroy their idols they would be like “barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides”! (Whoa!)



ImageThe rest of the chapter Moses explains to the people that Eliezar and Joshua will be in charge of doling out the inheritance properties. And then lists who the chief of each tribe is (Remember Rueben, Gad, and Manasseh have already received their inheritance so they do not get this one.)


*What did the borders of Israel really look like?