Pause

I'm on a week long vacation and not going anywhere. I spent the first 2 days (the weekend) recovering from a stomach bug that knocked me for a loop and before that, about 2 weeks from a cold my grandson brought home (but I'll take a cold from his little hugs any day). Last weekend …

Awareness

Does every month have a color that symbolizes something that we are supposed to be aware of? June - national smile month July - national ice cream month September - pain awareness month October - national miscarriage awareness month November - pancreatic cancer awareness month Purple, pink, blue, green....what am I supposed to be aware …

The Bread of Life

Towanda has been kicking my butt. She is also teaching me about patience, success and failures. Oddly enough, I just read John 6, where Jesus says, "I am the bread of life." I feel very much like the woman at the well (John 4) when Jesus told her "whoever drinks from the water that I …

Truly I Tell You….

One of my greatest spiritual weaknesses is evangelism, starting from scratch and telling someone how to be saved. Because I was raised in church, like 9 months before I was born, I was in church, I tend to forget not everyone had the same upbringing. I figure everyone knows the basic stories I learned in …

Towanda

For about a month now, I've been growing wild yeast in my kitchen, today, I decided to name her Towanda. She's tough and survived my struggles to build a sourdough starter that will last for years. Okay...she's Towanda 2 because I refused to just remove the fly (as suggested) that got in the first one …

The Next Day

About 25+ years ago, I attended a Bible study group with my best friend and got way over my head fast. It was an inductive Bible study, lead by Kay Arthur. An inductive study has three goals: Observation, Interpretation, and Application. Literally, we took apart every word of 2 Timothy and examined them on deep …

Expanding the Reading

Yesterday's post had some tips about getting started in Bible study. The first and most important in any bible study is prayer. If you aren't communicating with God while you are studying His Word, then you're just reading a book and it may give you information, but you won't receive the true blessing from the …

In the Beginning….

Someone asked me about learning to study the Bible, how to get started, where to begin, and how to "get" something from what was studied. I gave the answer I've given many times before and heard others say....start with the book of John. Honestly, though, I'm not sure why that is always suggested. So, I …