Jesus’ Thoughts on Hand-Washing

Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. – Psalm 24:3, 4 Wouldn’t it be interesting to compare how much more often people are washing their… Continue reading Jesus’ Thoughts on Hand-Washing

Overlooking Faults for a Peaceful Quarantine

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. – Proverbs 19:11 With our family of five working together, playing together, and home-schooling together, all the togetherness can feel a bit oppressive at times. I imagine you can relate! Never have I felt more fortunate that… Continue reading Overlooking Faults for a Peaceful Quarantine

Method Always Matters

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. - Psalm 19:7-8 Long ago, when my husband and I decided to home-school our kids, we realized that we would have… Continue reading Method Always Matters

Seeing “Wondrous Things”

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law. – Psalm 119:18 As a long-time Christian, I can unconsciously speed through Bible reading. Or, upon hearing a familiar account from Scripture during a sermon, I might think, “I’ve heard that story before.” But if David – the man after God's… Continue reading Seeing “Wondrous Things”

Living Out Psalm 34:14

Seek peace, and pursue it. – Psalm 34:14b Recent days of distancing myself from the rest of the world has meant extra closeness with my family members – perhaps too much closeness for comfort, at times. As a home-schooling family, we are often at home together and do most everything as a unit. In light of that, we feel… Continue reading Living Out Psalm 34:14

The Power of Words (according to my daughter)

The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. - John 6:63b After completing their spelling/vocabulary/poetry curriculum for the school year, my two high school juniors wrote essays about the power of words. Below is my daughter's essay; I posted my son's on Thursday. We welcome your own thoughts about words in the… Continue reading The Power of Words (according to my daughter)

The Power of Words (according to my son)

How forcible are right words! – Job 6:25 After completing their spelling/vocabulary/poetry curriculum for the school year, my two high school juniors wrote essays about the power of words. Below is my son’s essay; I’ll post my daughter’s on Friday. We welcome your own thoughts about words in the comments. Words are a part of our everyday… Continue reading The Power of Words (according to my son)

Becoming Like the God(s) We Worship

For they served idols, whereof the Lord had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing. And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them,… Continue reading Becoming Like the God(s) We Worship

Love, the Backbone of Duty

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. – 2 Corinthians 9:7 The women I admire most give of themselves cheerfully, performing their daily duties with grace and love. My friend, Natalie, radiates both joy and peace. She meets the daily stressors of life… Continue reading Love, the Backbone of Duty

This Sliver of Eternity

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints, for the hope which is laid up… Continue reading This Sliver of Eternity