#iRevAdvent: Day 17

“Lord, is it nothing to You that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me [to lend a hand and do her part]! Luke 10:40 AMP I don’t know what it is about unloading the dishwasher… but in my home this is the one task that provokes the greatest … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 16

 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?” Luke 10:40 My mother was a very confident woman. If she was dissatisfied with ANYTHING, she was quick to let someone know about it. Mama was the customer … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 14 – 15

She came to Jesus and said, “Lord, doesn’t it seem unfair to you…” Luke 10:40 A few weeks back, the fam and I sat down for a Sunday night meal. Thanksgiving was approaching and we talked at the kitchen table, making a hard copy list of all the holiday traditions we could not WAIT to … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 13

But Martha was pulled away by all she had to do…. Luke 10:40 MSG But Martha was distracted with much serving. Luke 10:40 ESV Upon first glance, it is easy to sneer at Martha’s seemingly self-indulgent busyness. She is scattering all about her home, making meal preparations, frazzled by crowds of people stirring at the … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 12

But Martha [overly occupied and too busy] was distracted… Luke 10:40 CUMBERED (perispaō): to be over-occupied, too busy about a thing. to be driven about mentally, to be distracted. to drag all around. Yesterday, we took inventory of what “clutters up” our mind. I encouraged you to make a run through the house…. Unload sin. … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 11

“But Martha was cumbered about [overly occupied…]”. Luke 10:40 KJV/AMP I don’t commonly use the word “cumbered” in my daily vocabulary. Honestly, I had to look a little deeper into this word. All I could think about was a cucumber. Which led me to recall Veggie Tales. And I knew then, I was on the … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 10

“But Martha…” Luke 10:40 As a mom, one thing I have been extremely conscious of is not comparing my boys to one another. I have read the research … Doing so creates self-doubt in a child, breeds jealousy, damages parent-child and sibling-sibling relationships and potentially catapults them as anxious adults. Not a good idea. That … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 9

 Mary, who also sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word. Luke 10:39 Today, if you haven’t yet….. PUT YOURSELF IN THIS STORY. You. Be. Mary. The Lord Jesus is speaking to YOU. And these aren’t “just words” for the sake of talk. This is THE WORD (Jesus) speaking THE WORD. Mind blown. Look closely: In the … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 7-8

…Mary sat down attentively before the Master, absorbing every revelation he shared. Luke 10:39 TPT …Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. Luke 10:39 ESV  …Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. Luke 10:39 KJV …Mary, who seated herself at the Lord’s feet, was continually listening to His teaching. … Continue reading

#iRevAdvent: Day 6

“Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet…” Luke 10:39 I promise I will move on from here. But I can not quit thinking about those feet! So one more day and then I promise we will move on! Yesterday we introduced the concept of the “feet of Jesus” being the proper place of a disciple. … Continue reading