A few weeks ago our youngest son, Isaac, and his girlfriend, Maddie, were headed home late at night after an evening out with friends on the other side of town. Isaac is living at home while finishing college, and we had lent him our car for the evening since we were staying in (and it … Continue reading God in Every Detail
Do you have a favorite Psalm? With 150 sacred songs in the book of Psalms, it may be difficult to narrow the possibilities to only one (and really, choosing a favorite isn't necessary). There is a Psalm for every moment life, and yet, there is one specific Psalm to which I return again and again. … Continue reading The Life-Giving Comfort of Psalm 139
Originally posted February 11, 2018, at Women of Purpose. Our passage this week brings Peter’s discussion of suffering to a close. After this, he will give instructions to the shepherds of Christ’s flock, then a final call to watchfulness with hope before concluding his letter. But in this passage, he gently, yet urgently calls us … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 14
In this week’s lesson, we looked at two more categories of relationships which believers are to bring under the gospel as we walk out our calling in Christ. To set the context, we are asked to look back at some of the high points we have covered thus far in our study of Ephesians. What … Continue reading In Relationship
Monday Memories Originally posted March 2, 2016, This came to mind as we revisited this subject in our Sunday school class again yesterday morning. I have a hymn winging through my heart as I go about my several quiet tasks at home. Of course, I can't remember all the words, but the refrain and the … Continue reading Have Thine Own Way, Lord!
(Originally published August 5, 2013) The "Footprints in the Sand" poem by Mary Stevenson, written in the 1930's, has been given a slight update in cartoon format which is making the rounds of the various Social Media sites. It seems to resonate with many of my friends; I know it grabbed my attention. … Continue reading Bedraggled Believer
(Originally published October 14, 2016) This week's study covers Joshua 5:13-6:27. We began by looking at Joshua's encounter with the commander of the army of the LORD. Our first question was, who is this? As James Montgomery Boice points out without equivocation, this is: "...none the less than Jehovah speaking here in a preincarnate … Continue reading The Fall of Jericho