Category: Bible study

Amazing Grace Filled Road Trips

Once upon a time, on a road trip to see Dennis Jernigan for a New Year’s Eve Night of Praise, my friend Jennifer and I realized between the two of us, we had about 15 variations of the song “Amazing Grace”. We skipped several of these variations, noting the song...

Lessons from Ruth

This book is only four short chapters, but rich in content. The account of Ruth takes place during the time of the Judges. For the purpose of my book review, I’m going to break the sections down into seasons and go from there.Winter – Israel faces famine. Naomi’s husband...

Lessons in Judges

If it isn’t obvious by now, I’m really enjoying participating in my family’s Bible reading calendar. One thing that consistently amazes me is that you can learn something new each time you read through the Word. I know I’ve completely read through the Bible at least twice – and...

Lessons from Joshua

This week, in our family’s daily Bible reading, we completed Joshua. Joshua is a book of battles and distribution of lands, of defeated kings and cities, of warning and encouragement. Like Deuteronomy (or any other book of the Bible), there are lessons we can apply in our daily lives....

Lessons from Deuteronomy

The Old Testament. The beginning of time. The fall of man. The flood. The establishment of a promise. Journeys into and out of slavery. The presentation of the Law. Miracles and wonders. The accounts of the first five books of the Bible are rich with history important to all...

Unconditional Bravery

For the past month, I have been a part of a Radiance Project. One of the first exercises involved identifying the fears that hinder success to better overall health (this is not a “get skinny” program, but a holistic health approach – mind, body, soul). As you can read...

Teach your children, Bravely

I am a preacher’s kid and my dad is my favorite preacher. I even have a favorite sermon! As children, my siblings and I referred to it as “the parrot sermon,” because of the illustration. The sermon’s actual title is “Who will teach the children?” using scriptures from the book...

Living in God’s Promises Bravely

  Bravery, courage, strength. These traits are rarely about doing what is comfortable or easy. They are most often about overcoming, dealing with a tough situation, making the best out of seemingly impossible circumstances, and continuing to move forward in spite of exhaustion. Weathering the storm builds strength, a strength we...

Book Review: Sing Over Me

I knew his songs before I knew his name or his story. “You are My All in All”, “When the Night is Falling”, “We will worship the Lamb of Glory” – these songs are not only beautiful but fill my heart with joy and peace every time I sing...

Beyond Easter

A friend of mine had two “way back time machine” status updates this past weekend, focusing on the Story behind Easter. Each of these posts created vivid images with overwhelming emotions. Some of these thoughts I’ve had myself, but not as eloquently stated. Here is the first, fixing one’s...