Recent Posts by Mary Ann Yaconis

Yahweh is Leading the Expedition – Are You Following?

In the Old Testament there are three books (Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther) that are historical records between 538 BC and 415 BC. These books record the time at the end of the 70 year period of exile of the Jews from Jerusalem. Around 538 BC, King Cyrus was the ruler of Persia.  One priest, Ezra,…
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Wanted and Loved by Yahweh

One of the major themes of today is that of people feeling “different” and “not wanted.” Fears run rampant of abandonment, not being important enough to be welcomed, and feeling like one is “in the way” or a “bother” all the time. In this state of thinking, it is difficult for us to recognize the…
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Endurance and Perseverance

To persevere. To endure. These two words are similar in meaning. They mean to remain, to bear up under pressure, or to have the ability to withstand hardship or adversity. They especially mean the ability for a person to sustain a prolonged stressful effort, activity, or suffering. As you are reading this, you may be…
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Imitators of God

God created mankind (Genesis 1:26; Genesis 2:7), and because He made us, He knows us inside and out. When Jesus was explaining about how precious we are to God, he stated that God cares for even the sparrows and we are much more valuable to God than sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31   Are not two sparrows sold…
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