Do you know the meaning of your name? My name, Stephanie, comes from the Greek word, stephanos which means crowned. Revelation 19:12 (ESV) says of Jesus: His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems [stephanos], and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. ~Revelation 19:12 ESV I really don’t like to be called anything but Stephanie, meaning I don’t like my name shortened. It ends up sounding like stuff … Continue reading →
Sitting in the red Adirondack chair, enjoying the quiet of my surroundings, my heart, and soul overflowing with a peace I have felt only when resting in the presence of the Holy Spirit. …Continue reading →
Do you ever find the Bible difficult to read and understand? I think most of us could answer this with a Yes. The Bible was written over a span of 1500 years by Jewish men who lived in Jewish culture and spoke Hebrew, Aramaic, and sometimes Greek. No wonder we can have trouble. The Bible is filled with Hebrew idioms which are hard for us to understand without their proper context. If I told my Iranian friend, “Don’t count your … Continue reading →
We were singing loudly, the evidence of joy shining on our faces.
Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, which He gives to believers.
One Sunday after church I was talking to friends and one commented on my husband’s leather coat. She said it reminded her of the ’70s. I laughed and told her it was that old. My husband throws nothing away. But he has taken very good care of this coat so it does not look old at all. Somehow our conversation drifted to Adam and Eve. My friend commented about God making clothes to cover Adam and Eve and the blood … Continue reading →
Welcome! Thank you for visiting my Bible study page on VineWords. I will be posting a bit meatier study on Thursdays concerning the Hebrew Roots of our faith. You will learn a few Hebrew words as well as their customs and culture and how that can add richness to your Bible reading and study. Feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom of the page and I will get back with you. Did you see the movie, … Continue reading →