Did your grandparents share with you moments from their childhood, experiences in grade school and high school, emotions from their honeymoon, or joys in parenthood? I know very little about my grandparents’ early lives, their thoughts, emotions, joys, successes, and failures.Continue reading Dear Grandchild … A Review
And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, He interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. Luke 24:27
Dee Brestin’s The Jesus Who Surprises invites the student of the Word to walk on the Road to Emmaus with two of Jesus’ disciples. Not recognizing Jesus, they told Him that their hopes had been dashed when the One they thought was Israel’s Messiah had been crucified on the cross, buried, and now His body was missing.
As they walked, Jesus opened up the Scriptures to them. Brestin imagines the Scriptures that Jesus may have used.
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him who has been from the beginning. … 1 John 2:13
Godly fathers know the eternal God, the Creator of the world, the loving Father who sent His only begotten Son into the world to save His created beings from their sins.Continue reading Thank You, Fathers!
We can memorize poems, memorize names, or memorize our multiplication tables … head knowledge.
We can meditate upon the Word, apply it to ourselves, pray the words as our own, consume God’s Word as if it were the life-giving manna and living water that it is … heart knowledge.
When God’s Word is in my heart, it becomes a part of me, and as a part of me, I am empowered to restate it with passion and love.Continue reading The Key to Success, Purity, and Hope
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. …
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13
Head knowledge is good. Scripture knowledge is great. Heart knowledge of the Scriptures prompts me to prayer. I love praying God’s Word.
I also love my husband of 48 years. As I read 1 Corinthians 13, I began to focus upon my relationship with the Lord and with Keith and decided to pray portions of this Scripture.Continue reading Praying God’s Love on Your Husband