word nerd Wednesday

  • Washing Machine Clean


    “Cleanse me with hyssop,
    and I will be clean;
    wash me,
    and I will be whiter than snow.”
    ~Psalm 51:7 NIV


    I love my washer and dryer!!!

    I know, I’m kinda weird getting excited over appliances, but if you’ve ever had not-so-good ones and then you’ve gotten knew ones that make everything washing machine clean; you totally get my exhilaration.  When we moved in May, we included the owner’s shiny new washer and dryer into the offer to purchase, and she accepted!

    This weekend we really got to test those appliances with all the kids home for Thanksgiving.  In preparing the house, I used the Steam mop to clean the floors.  The mop gets really dirty from the sand in our area so, it has to go on the ‘Sanitize’ Setting taking two hours and 17 minutes!  Freshening up sheets on the quick wash setting only takes 26 minutes.  Towels were washed in abundance, taking 44 minutes a cycle.

    Today at church I was talking with a dear friend.  She’s going through a really hard time, having to deal with past hurts that have cropped back up in her life causing a whole new set of issues. She expressed frustration over needing to get help again, so I shared with her how God’s been taking me through a time of deeper healing from some of the pains in my past.

    The amount of hurt or dirt in your life
    will determine how long you need to
    stay in the ‘wash’.

    Sometimes you need an extra cycle before you can come out
    washing machine clean!Psalm 51:7

    In this verse,
    David understands what it’s like to deal with the issues of his past. Once again, David is asking God to clean him up and he’s not talking about dirt on his face.


    It’s interesting to me how David asks the Father to cleanse him with hyssop. Since I’m not a gardener I had to look it up.  Hyssop is often called the ‘holy herb’, and in Bible-times it was used for “cleaning holy places.”1  Because of it’s wonderful aroma; hyssop cleans and refreshes, leaving you whiter than snow.

    Just like my fancy appliances that chime out a song when the cycle’s done, God knows the right setting to wash us clean.  Trust God with your timing.


    Father…I thank You for loving me just like I am, but caring enough to not leave me this way!  Help me to ‘stay in the cycle’ long enough to be washed clean; free from the dirt and hurt in my life.  I’m crying out like David did…please, make my heart, washing machine clean.  In Jesus Name…Amen

    [tweetthis]The amount of hurt or dirt in UR life will determine how long U need 2 stay in the wash[/tweetthis]

    ***If you want an interesting Bible Study,look up all
    ‘Drawing From The Well’
    verses this week on times Hyssop
    is mentioned in Scripture.
    I think you’ll be amazed!
    If you liked the refreshing in this #SoulH2O devotion, you’ll love my latest Soul H2O Devotional book: 40 Thirst Quenching Devotions for Women.

    Post in the Comment Section below and bolster the faith of someone else!


    1. Psalms 51:7
    2. Leviticus 14:1-6, 49-53
    3. Exodus 12:22
    4. John 19:28-30

    For an interesting read on Hyssop, Check out this Word Nerd Wednesday post on Hyssop!

    1. https://www.mountainroseherbs.com/products/hyssop/profile Website Accessed: 2017-10-15
    2. https://www.gotquestions.org/hyssop-Bible.html Website Accessed:  2017-10-15

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  • I’ve Become A Nerd!

    The title of this blog really isn’t appropriate.  It shouldn’t read I’ve Become a Nerd, because I’ve always been one, deep down.  It might seem strange to find out that this ? racetrack girl ?has nerdy tendencies, but it’s true.  When I was a teenager I had a subscription to Reader’s Digest for the Word Power articles! Other girls my age wanted Seventeen or Bridal Magazines. I wanted WORDS! I still do! Just ask my hubby ?.

    A few months ago I started sharing my blog posts in Blogger “linkups”.  I’ve been making some really great ‘virtual friends’ (yet another geeky thing).  Anyhoo, I was intrigued when I linked up on Susan B. Mead’s site and read her post for Word Nerd Wednesday.  (Now here’s where my really nerdy tendencies come in!) I love ??? Word Studies. I actually can get lost in them!  I used to keep a Strong’s Concordance of the Bible close by, before the Internet. ? I’m Geeky, Nerdy that way.

    I am a true Word Nerd.  I miss Bible College, learning Greek and writing papers.  I have actually kept writing papers since College for ‘fun’ so when I saw Susan’s post I professed of my nerdieness (anyone know how to spell that?) and asked how I could become a Word Nerd Writer.

    MY MESSY DESKSusan introduced me to the Lead Nerd, Liz Giertz from the MY MESSY DESK blog.  Liz is a nerd like me, but only a cooler nerd.  I have the whole drag racing side of me to balance out the nerdy side but Liz was a combat veteran.  She’s a complete Rambo Chick.  Liz met her hubby overseas in the army!  She planned her wedding from a war zone in Balad, Iraq!  How cool is that!??!  She now is a work-at-home mom and a blogger on a mission.  She writes about crafts and faith.  I can so relate to her complete career change.  I can also relate to her messy desk.

    This is my messy desk

    On Monday’s her blog features people in ministry, what God has done in their lives and what they’re doing for His kingdom.  These posts are called MASTERPIECE MONDAYS.   Check that out on Monday, February 28th to read her post on someone you might know. 🙂  Her other claim to fame is her weekly WORD NERD WEDNESDAY postings.  In these posts, contributors are given a scripture and a word within that scripture to discuss.  Contributors have to start off explaining the origins of the word and how it’s used in the Bible, specifically in that verse.  Then the writer is supposed to explain the verse.  Or at least that’s what I think a contributor is supposed to do!

    This week was my first as a contributor for WORD NERD WEDNESDAY and boy was it exhilarating!  I haven’t written anything like it in a long time.  You know you’re a word nerd when you’re super excited to be a part of a group called WORD NERD WEDNESDAY ??????

    Here’s how it begins…Predestined

    It’s our first word of 2017! And it’s doozy! Really. I picked it because it was a word I wanted to know more about and God picked a writer who really dug deep to share with you today! I’m excited to introduce you to my new friend Sherry Stahl!  Please give her a warm Messy Desk welcome!
    -Liz Giertz

    For my first WORD NERD WEDNESDAY I’ve been asked to write about one of the most debated words in organized Christianity! I think this may be an initiation process. Let’s hope I’m up for the challenge. 🙂

    [imic_button colour=”btn-default” type=”enabled” link=”https://www.creativeinspirationsatmymessydesk.com/word-nerd-wednesday-predestined/” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-lg”]CLICK HERE TO READ MY WORD NERD WEDNESDAY – PREDESTINED POST – ROMANS 8:29[/imic_button]

    [tweetthis remove_hidden_hashtags=”true”]I see the word predestination & understand this to mean that God planned in advance for His people[/tweetthis]


    So, If you too have that little bit of a geeky side that loves words, come join us on Liz’ site every Wednesday and check out the word of the week! ?


    To learn more about Liz Giertz you can check out her short bio:

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