I am a factory worker. I came to Christ through a Billy Graham crusade to which my grandmother took my sister and me. I now play my 12-string guitar in both our English and Spanish worship services at the church. The "ABC/DTS graduate" means that I graduated from Arizona Bible College 'magna cum laude' and from Dallas Theological Seminary. I got "The Map and Compass Award" from Scottsdale Bible Church for getting my carload lost so many times on College and Career outings. I haven't changed much. We are proud cat owners of a Domestic Shorthair tabby, "Sophie," who was a kitten abandoned at a busy intersection in Atlanta.
Why look for a virgin to warm the king? (1 Kings 1:2) 1 Now King David was...
The cords of the grave coiled around me; the snares of death confronted me....
2 Samuel 22:6
6 The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.
Why did Barzillai forego the king’s favor? (2 Samuel 19:34–37) 34 But...
2 Samuel 19:34 - 37
34 But Barzillai said to the king, "How many years have I still to live, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem? 35 I am this day eighty years old. Can I discern what is pleasant and what is not? Can your servant taste what he eats or what he drinks? Can I still listen to the voice of singing men and singing women? Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?
Why would David be so brutal? (2 Samuel 8:2)
2 Samuel 8:2
2 And he defeated Moab and he measured them with a line, making them lie down on the ground. Two lines he measured to be put to death, and one full line to be spared. And the Moabites became servants to David and brought tribute.
Why was Michal so incensed over David’s dancing? (2 Samuel 6:20) 20 Then...
2 Samuel 6:8
8 And David was angry because the Lord had burst forth against Uzzah. And that place is called Perez-uzzah, to this day.
What did David’s men do with the idols? (2 Samuel 5:21) 21 The Philistines...
David Flees to Gath 10 And David rose and fled that day from Saul and went to...
1 Samuel 25:29. "Should anyone rise up to pursue you and to seek your life,...
How could Saul’s daughter be a snare to David? (1 Samuel 18:21) 21 And Saul...
1 Samuel 18:21
21 Saul thought, "Let me give her to him, that she may be a snare for him and that the hand of the Philistines may be against him." Therefore Saul said to David a second time, "You shall now be my son-in-law.
NET Protect that good thing entrusted to you, through the Holy Spirit who...
2 Timothy 1:14
14 By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
1 Samuel 14:9-12 9 If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we come to you; then...
1 Samuel 13:9 - 12
9 So Saul said, "Bring the burnt offering here to me, and the peace offerings." And he offered the burnt offering. 10 As soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came. And Saul went out to meet him and greet him.
What were the gods of Canaan? (1 Samuel 7:3–4) 3 And Samuel spake unto all...
Why was God so particular about the ark? (1 Samuel 6:19) -- "But God struck...
1 Samuel 6:19
19 And he struck some of the men of Beth-shemesh, because they looked upon the ark of the Lord. He struck seventy men of them, and the people mourned because the Lord had struck the people with a great blow.
8 Then Judah said to Onan, “Sleep with your brother’s wife and fulfill your...
Genesis 38:8 - 10
8 Then Judah said to Onan, "Go in to your brother's wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her, and raise up offspring for your brother. 9 But Onan knew that the offspring would not be his. So whenever he went in to his brother's wife he would waste the semen on the ground, so as not to give offspring to his brother.