Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! I wish you the experience of love in all your days. How do you define or describe Love? I like this description, found in the Bible: 4 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, … Continued

God Wants Relationships #55

Blog #55 for January 29, 2019 Back from the future in chapters 60-62 to the present in chapter 63, Isaiah talks about God as a warrior ready to defeat sin. Those who allow him to make them righteous will be … Continued

The Wonderful Plan #46

#46 for December 11, 2018 Isaiah 51 is written to “those who pursue righteousness” (v.1). We can imagine what joy and hope these verses brought to the exiles who believed Isaiah and trusted God. This gave me hope, also. If … Continued

BECAUSE HE LOVES US, … Post #11

Post #11 for August 7 Have you ever caught your child doing something dangerous which you’d made clear was not allowed? What do you do? Say it’s a three-year-old running into a busy street to get a ball, or a teenager … Continued

May You Overflow With Hope

Topical Bible-Reading Plan for April:   You may print out this page and use it for your daily Bible reading. I compiled it for our church newsletter, The Focus.  Because Jesus lives, we have hope. Day 1. I Thess. 4:13-18. Hope that loved … Continued

What Does It Mean to be a Christian?

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What does it mean to be a Christian? The world has a lot of ideas about Christians, but the title simply means “follower of Christ.” Those of us who believe what the Bible says about Jesus Christ want to follow … Continued

If I were…would you pick me up?

The trees are already starting to change to their beautiful fall colors here in NW Iowa. I love to look at them and feel the gentle breeze that makes them seem to be dancing. When I go for walks in … Continued

How does God teach his people to trust him?

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Adventure in Trust “Let’s sing Christmas carols,” I suggested to my parents and sisters. We were traveling by car to our grandparents’ farm in South Dakota the winter before I turned ten. “Well, you know I can’t carry a tune,” mother … Continued

Beauty of Creation Shows God’s Love

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Over the past two weeks, I’ve been impressed many times by the beauty of Creation. I believe this beauty shows God’s love for us. Below, you can see many photos of this: 1. Before we left on our trip, the tulips … Continued

Transformation

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God wants to forgive and transform his rebellious children. Following is the fourth and last part of the parable, “The Runaway,” which is segment # 7 of Rescued by Mercy by Judith Vander Wege) When Lu Ann visited her daughter in the treatment center three weeks later, … Continued