Scripture Memorization Challenge

Want more of Gods' Word in your heart and on your mind? Take the challenge! In the summer of 2020 I watched a YouTube video about Bible memorization. The memorization of entire books of the Bible to be exact. I was very impressed and inspired. The bible teacher was Susan J. Heck, and she has... Continue Reading →

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On Giving Thanks

Since Thanksgiving occurs this week in the USA, I thought it appropriate to look at what the Word of God says on the subject of thankfulness and thanksgiving. According to Leviticus 22:19, sacrifices of thanksgiving are to be brought to Yehovah of our own free will. Let’s make this week about bringing thankfulness to our... Continue Reading →

Getting What You Give

In my recent post What's Communication Got to Do With It? I introduced the Hebrew idiom Good Eye/Evil Eye - meaning if you are generous you have a good eye or if you are stingy you have an evil or bad eye. The idiom has nothing to do with eyesight or eye health. In this... Continue Reading →

The Simmer of Our Discontent

An Exercise in the Art of Lament The title of this post is drawn from a line by William Shakespeare— "The winter of our discontent." I used the word "simmer" to point out that for many of us, there can be a constant feeling of discontent that quietly simmers in the background, hardly noticed, but... Continue Reading →

Rising to the top

The cream rises to the top. You have no doubt heard this saying. There is truth in it. The implication behind it is, of course, that the best part will rise to the very top of what it was submerged in. Conversely— The scum also rises. Yeah. Not pretty. But true. What rises to the... Continue Reading →

The Sun is Always Shining

It was a dark and stormy night... I always wanted to start a post like that. Actually it was a dark and stormy day in my story. Many years ago, decades actually, I went on vacation to see my sister - the one I share this blog with. The day of my flight was dark... Continue Reading →

Dropped socks

“Whatever you do, do it from the heart, as something done for the Lord and not for people,”Colossians 3:23 CSB Many years ago, when my children were young, the Lord gave me an object lesson that I still remember to this day — a couple of decades hence. I would love to be able to... Continue Reading →

Something to Talk About

What's on your mind? What do you think about and talk about with your children, family, and friends? Are your thoughts and words revolving around the word of God or around other things? The Israelites (and by grafted-in extension all believers) were instructed to keep God’s word on their hearts and to teach it to... Continue Reading →

On Truth

We seem to be living in a post-truth world. This has been the case for a very long time. The prophet Isaiah spoke about man’s tendency to shun truth, saying: “Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed. Yes, truth is... Continue Reading →

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