names of God: The Door

•September 28, 2009 • 1 Comment

echo door

 “I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9).


names of God: Beginning and End

•September 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

echogram clock

 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End” (Revelation 22:13).

names of God: Dayspring

•September 25, 2009 • Leave a Comment

echo water word

 “Because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us” (Luke 1:78).

names of God: YHWH

•September 23, 2009 • Leave a Comment


One of the many Hebrew words used for God is JEHOVAH or YAHWEH. This is the unutterable Name of God. It is LORD in our English Bibles (all capitals). YHWH is written without vowels in the Hebrew Bible, so no one can know that name. Men have made educated guesses as how to pronounce the consonants grouped together by adding their own vowels. YHWH is the covenant name of God and is written 6823 times in the Old Testament. It’s first use occurs in Genesis 2:4 (YHWH Elohim). From the verb “to be,” or havah, it similar to chavah (to live). It means “The Self-Existent One,” “I AM WHO I AM” or “I WILL BE WHO I WILL BE” as revealed to Moses at the burning bush, Exodus 3.

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more on friendship…

•September 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

echogram friends

 “A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13)

Friendship with God

•September 18, 2009 • Leave a Comment


Friendship with God… the most precious of relationships!

Friendship: Let the Circle be Unbroken

•September 16, 2009 • 4 Comments

We’re back… it sure is good to be in the saddle again with “echogram.” Bonnie and Mary Jo are ready for Act II. The format has changed a bit. We will be featuring a theme and devotional plus diptych several times each week. Let us know what you think!

Currently, Bonnie is living in Israel and Mary Jo in the states… so we will be sharing thoughts and photos of each of our worlds with you transatlantically! We are so happy to have you along for the journey.


Theme: Friendship

If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. (I John 4:20)


Have you ever walked down the hall at church and saw someone coming that you just didn’t want to hug? In fact, maybe you dreaded it so much that you ducked into the restroom trying to avoid the inevitable exchange.

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