Category: Bible study

Teaching the Children: Leadership

Looking at the present circumstances often leaves us feeling concerned about the future. We have great responsibility to make tomorrow better than today, starting in our home....

Groaning Wisdom

Sometimes, a verse in my daily Bible reading grabs me and holds on for a while. Often, it is a verse I've skimmed over in previous readings....

Expectant Anticipation

Every Sunday, we gather with other believers to worship. We sing together to both praise our Creator and Savior and edify one another. We pray together. We study scripture together. We offer contribution to continue the work of the congregation. Most importantly, we share in the death, burial, and...

Radiant with Joy

Several years ago in my daily Bible reading, this verse jumped out at me. The phrase “radiant with joy” became my goal, vision, and mission statement. While my blog has evolved over the years, this theme runs through every post, every article, and every video I share. In recent...

The most important lessons

As a homeschooler, the days are filled with learning. Some lessons have more formality than others. Even during the summer, I encourage my kids to read every day and learn at least one new thing. Not all lessons fall under “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic.” In fact, many of our...

Lighthouses, Lifeboats, and Wavemakers

Many years ago, someone gave my family a cassette tape of an acapella group. My dad enjoyed the message of one song in particular: The Lighthouse. (you can click to listen). The song compares Jesus to a lighthouse, bringing people to salvation. The imagery is beautiful. However, scripture also...

God knows

My God knows grief and loss.My God knows pain, hunger, and loneliness.My God knows anger, frustration, and desperation. My God knows the value of friendship. My God knows family struggles.  My God knows joy and laughter. My God knows patience and kindness. My God knows empathy and love. As...

True Worship

Today, for the first time since March 15, we worshiped at the church building. However, we never “quit church” or “stopped worshiping.” For a couple of weeks, we worshiped via YouTube from our couch. After that, we started gathering with a group of friends, sharing a time of worship...

New Lessons from Esther

I’ve been teaching Esther in our young ladies’ Bible class. My favorite thing about teaching is how much I learn in the process. The past few weeks have been no exception. If you aren’t familiar with this short book of the Bible, it is an easy read. This historical...

Out of Context

All of my devices share a few common apps, the most important being You Version’s Bible app. I enjoy being able to search the Scriptures quickly and study a verse in several versions to gain more understanding of God’s Word. My phone notifies me every morning with the “verse...