Understanding the Bible isn’t just for pastors. Clarity of the Scriptures means the Bible is written in such a way that it can be understood by the average layperson. The only prerequisite to understanding the Bible is the normal acquired ability to read texts. This means that understanding God’s Word does not depend on one’s […]Read More How Can I Get More Out Of My Bible Study?
As a Bible teacher, there have been those times I’ve been tempted to rely on my own abilities, desires, and the approval of other women, but God always draws me back to his Word as a reminder of whose work it is I am participating in. If the focus in preparation of an adult Bible […]Read More Magnifying God in Our Teaching
It was at the tender age of nine years old that God rescued me from a home without Christ. There were no Bibles read, no prayers before meals, and no talk of a God who sent his son to save a lost world. A school friend invited me to church and it was through efforts […]Read More When the Church Teaches Children the Bible
Counseling Among Women One of my favorite past times among women is enjoying conversation over a cup of coffee as the details of life are shared, a time filled with laughter. But there are those days when life’s troubles take the forefront and conversations transition from the ordinary to extraordinary – Those conversations rooted in […]Read More The Importance of One Another Soul Care
We often find ourselves stretched on difficult days and decision making has the potential to become a challenge. Times will come when we might regret making a commitment, yet it is necessary to keep one’s word. But there is a sense in which, despite our best efforts, every promise we make is conditional because we […]Read More Our Promise Keeping God
We are living in a world drifting further and further away from God’s moral principles. Nations once claiming to be Christian are now promoting ideals completely contrary to the Scriptures. American public life once stood reliant on the state to endorse long-standing Christian values that had proven themselves over time. It made sense that laws […]Read More The Problem of Moral Deception
Common Issues in Biblical Counseling, Part Five For most of us, years seem to fly by. When the last child leaves home, it’s common for parents to meet reality with contradictory emotions. You might be asking yourself, How did we get here? This particular life transition comes with major change. It can be confusing to […]Read More When the Last Fledgling Flies
Monday will be my 61st birthday. I’m sharing my writing from 2020. Thoughts on my Upcoming Birthday My writing desk today is a wooden table with a spectacular view. While nestled in the mountains of Van Buren County, the blue skies and gentle breeze affords me a quiet setting for reflection. The country road to […]Read More Peace Reigns in my Soul