We’ve been dealt a hard blow. Life has changed and it may never, ever be the same. Through a pandemic that includes a cancer journey with my sister-in-law, through loss of jobs or finances for different family members and friends, through loss of caring for grandkids (like my sister is experiencing), or having to turn … Continue reading Where Do We Turn?
My original thought was to “skim” quickly through Creation to Christ. But then I realized that if I didn’t set the facts in foundational stones a clear need for a Savior wouldn’t be plain. After creating the first man with the ability to choose, God informed Adam if he chose to disobey and eat from … Continue reading Skimming the Peaks: Creation to Christ, Part 7
Do you like weddings? God is a loving Father and after bringing all the animals, it was obviously painful, Adam was alone. The only time during creation that God said something was “not” good revealed man’s first need (Genesis 2:18). God made a wife for Adam, from Adam. God instituted marriage there in the … Continue reading Skimming the Peaks: Creation to Christ, Part 6
God is creator, the great planner of the universe. He brought his plan to a triumphant conclusion when he saw everything that he had made and pronounced it good. God made man and woman a “them;” “male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful and increase in number” … Continue reading Skimming the Peaks: Creation to Christ, part 5 – Sin
The task is TOO GREAT! Much of the Christian life feels that way. With this enormous aspiration to highlight verifiable events of the Bible, I feel the need to be more thorough in establishing the foundation. It’s vitally important to hang our key events and to fully understand how those events changed creation. So here … Continue reading Skimming the Peaks: Creation to Christ, part 4
Can you imagine being the vessel God uses to bring some “great” evangelist or apologist to the Lord? Fred David, a simple Youth for Christ worker, is a great example of how God uses those who willingly offer their lives to be His instruments. Through his act of simply bringing a Bible to the hospital … Continue reading Skimming the Peaks: Creation to Christ, part 3
In 2009, a week after surgery, I returned to the hospital with a fever and vomiting. I was too sick to care if I lived or died. After putting dye through my veins and finding infection throughout my stomach, I was given two potent drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs caused side-effects which had me calling for … Continue reading Changing Our World!
“If you’ve ever studied some complex or controversial subject in depth, you know the frustration of trying to find two or three authorities who agree on any and all points. It basically never happens.” Living By The Book, Howard G. Hendricks, William D. Hendricks What is reassuring is to ascertain our firm foundation rests on … Continue reading Skimming the Peaks: Creation to Christ, part 2
Many have never read the Bible and believe it to be a list of “do’s and don’ts” all of which takes the fun out of life! And, others have dived in only to get “bogged down.” I would like my blog to focus on understanding the Bible because it is God’s personal message to every … Continue reading Skimming The Peaks: Creation to Christ, part 1
Fourteen years ago, an avalanche brought what I call “despairing of life” years. There were freeing moments but for the most part this season of pain and despair lasted through several beleaguered years. Though you are a lowly worm . . . You will be a new threshing instrumentwith many sharp teeth (Isaiah 41:14-15a). While … Continue reading An Anniversary of Hard Places!