Gathering Gladness

Don’t you love it when a gem of a Bible verse catches your eye, glinting from the pages of your Bible like a found treasure? This one caught my eye the other day, and I paused to meditate on it for a bit. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. – Psalm 97:11… Continue reading Gathering Gladness

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Old Testament God vs. New Testament Jesus?

I’ve been reading the Bible through chronologically since last summer or thereabouts.  The winter months found me forging through the major and minor prophets. The minor prophets in particular seem a bit dark to me, filled as they are with prophetic warnings from God to his people about what doom would befall them, should they… Continue reading Old Testament God vs. New Testament Jesus?

Thank You, WordPress Community!

Since I began this blog about a year ago, my reasons for blogging have changed. At first, I blogged to hone my writing skills. My freelance work is steady, but assignments are generally weeks apart. Blogging provided needed practice.   As well, my posts provided a way to extend a branch to a community of… Continue reading Thank You, WordPress Community!

Pure

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. – Matthew 5:8 A pastor my family regularly listens to highlighted this verse in a recent sermon, in a way I’d never considered before. How do we gain a pure heart? By becoming more like Christ. And how do we become more like Christ? By reading his words in Scripture… Continue reading Pure

Christian Meal Replacement Plan

When I was a teenager, I recognized that I wanted to be closer to God, but I just couldn't figure out how to do it. I couldn't seem to find the time to pursue a relationship with him when I was so busy with school and friends and everything else that occupies a teenager's mind,… Continue reading Christian Meal Replacement Plan

Memorize & Meditate: Psalm 46:10-11

Fall is a busy season in my family's life! There's a hurried feeling in the air along with the chill, as we work to complete certain home and garden projects before the cold weather sets in. That's why I cherish the time each morning during which I can be quiet and calm, inside and out,… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Psalm 46:10-11

Memorize & Meditate: I Corinthians 15:57-58

Sometimes, the sheer amount of work that must be accomplished at my house can be a bit overwhelming. (I'm sure you can relate!) But whether it's school work or house work, paid work or volunteer work, it's a comfort to know that God values, assists, and rewards hard work done for his glory. But thanks… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: I Corinthians 15:57-58

Memorize & Meditate: Proverbs 3:5-7

This week, my youngest son requested a dear and familiar passage about trusting and acknowledging God. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. -… Continue reading Memorize & Meditate: Proverbs 3:5-7

The God Who Offers Forgiveness to All

As the topic of last week's post, Cain demonstrated how the contents of his heart were revealed not only upon his face, but through his actions. His jealousy and other sin led to the murder of his brother, Abel. As I studied Genesis 4 in further depth with my son this week, I noticed not… Continue reading The God Who Offers Forgiveness to All