• Trust and Obey

    Have you ever tried to fully grasp the idea of eternity? We imagine what it might be like, or compare it to things we understand, but our finite minds cannot comprehend eternity. Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! (NLT). God exists outside of time. In fact, He created time – and us. As we exist inside of time, we have no reference for the absence of time – or for eternity. We simply cannot understand God’s ways. The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things that are revealed belong…

  • Children of Israel, We Have a Problem

    Children of Israel, we have a problem. A recurring theme runs as old as the nation’s history. God’s people complain – regularly. But Israel did not start out this way. Years passed, and the king of Egypt died. But the Israelites continued to groan under their burden of slavery. They cried out for help, and their cry rose up to God. God heard their groaning, and he remembered his covenant promise to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He looked down on the people of Israel and knew it was time to act. Exodus 2:23-25 (NLT) Israel cried out for help. God’s chosen people were suffering in slavery and oppression. But God heard…

  • When You Disagree with Authority

    After leaving a congregation suffused in quarreling, this body of believers had welcomed our family with open arms. It was here God healed my heart, restored my trust, sparked spiritual growth and led me into leadership. It was here our family made deep friendships. Why would God ask me to leave a place where He was clearly at work? * * * My exact reaction when my husband told me we were planting a church … in two months? Shock maybe? I was definitely not jumping for joy. Revealing, isn't it? What was wrong with me that I was not excited to join God’s work? Instead, I was disappointed and…

  • Show the Old Testament Some Love

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  • NIV Radiant Virtues Bible An Honest Review

    NIV Radiant Virtues Bible, A Beautiful Word Collection, Published by Zondervan A beautifully illustrated Bible combined with unique study features. The NIV Radiant Virtues Bible is part of Zondervan’s A Beautiful Word Collection. In keeping with similar fashion of this collection (see my review of the NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls here), the Radiant Virtues Bible includes line-art verses ready to color in, as well as delightfully designed scripture art scattered throughout the text. As an added bonus, there are fourteen verse illustrations printed on heavier perforated pages suitable for gifting or personal inspiration. In addition to inspiring scripture illustrations, this Bible contains unique study features. Prominently, a color-coded system concentrating on the three…