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Marriage is more than a Wedding

Last weekend, we attended a wedding. Actually, my husband handled the sound for the wedding, so we attended both the rehearsal and the event. I couldn’t help but have memories of my own wedding day. As the mothers of the bride and groom were escorted down the aisle by...

A Time for Everything (lessons in Ecclesiastes)

The phrase “a time for everything” is often thrown around without much thought. Pete Seeger even put the words to a song in 1959, which became number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 4, 1965. Do we really believe those words? God even allows for time to...

Are you Listening?

How often do we rail at God and demand answers? How would we respond if He really answered, as He did for Job? The God of Job is the same God of today. His Word remains true, throughout generations. No matter what the current public opinion may be, there...

Lessons from the Book of Job

Satan, with God’s permission, singled Job out to test his faith. Though Job suffered, perhaps more than anyone else, he did not give up his faith. He refused to curse God, though he did curse himself and lament being born at all. Job sat through the interrogation and accusations...

The Magic of Reading

We spend a significant amount of time in the car. Many years ago, we started listening to books in the car. We listen to some series over and over. In recent years, I’ve added to our listening library and included more classic literature and historical fiction. On a recent...

Lessons from Kings

Fun Fact: First and Second Kings were originally ONE book (for convenience’s sake, someone divided it due to its length). This book takes us primarily through the Kings of Judah, leading up to the time of exile. David calls his son, Solomon, to him, to issue final instructions and...

Lessons in 2 Samuel

I love words and studying the Word! I often combine these passions as I read and study the Bible. Most recently, I started ruminating on the phrase “a man after God’s own heart.” This phrase occurs twice in the book of Second Samuel in reference to David. Yet David...

Lessons in 1 Samuel

When I turned five years old, my parents planned a birthday party on a Sunday afternoon. While they were taking a nap, as I “shoulda” been doing, I opened all of my presents. They did not re-wrap them for the party and tell this story whenever an opportunity presents...

Into the Fire

On a Tuesday in April of 2022, we left the house as usual for our weekly get-together/co-op. We left things as we typically do and planned to have a fun day with friends that would include looking at moon rocks at the university in town. We noticed huge billows...

Return of the Dust Bowl

Enjoy another weather-related lesson from the Caswell Clan. Yesterday, the average wind speed was in the 40 MPH range with gusts up to 90 MPH. The air quality went from “okay” to “terrible” in a matter of minutes. Dirt and dust were so thick that visibility was ZERO. Most...