God plans ahead

God chose the spot where he asked Abraham to build an altar and sacrifice his son Isaac. God told Abraham to take the boy to “a place I will show you.”  It was several days’ walk from where Abraham lived in the Negev desert.  When they got close, Abraham laid the...

Trusting God

Imagine that you are Rebekah, a young Aramean woman, not yet married. You live in Haran in a household that includes your elderly father but is run by your brother Laban. You have a comfortable niche, with friends and servants, a mother, maybe sisters. Life is looking...

Focusing on God

Why is paying attention to God so difficult? I have great intentions every day to pray a lot and let the Lord guide me through my decisions of the day: how I will spend my time, what I will focus on. But things degenerate pretty quickly. Soon I’m making choices...

Focusing on God

Why is paying attention to God so difficult? I have great intentions every day to pray a lot and let the Lord guide me through my decisions of the day: how I will spend my time, what I will focus on. But things degenerate pretty quickly. Soon I’m making choices...

A lesson from Abel

You remember the story of Cain and Abel, no doubt. At least, you remember how it ended, in the world’s first murder. But how did it begin? Where was the root of the festering anger that took hold of Cain? Cain and Abel had different ways of doing things,...

Created to live forever

Today we have a guest post from author Ada Brownell. “Whoever lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:26). Is the water that makes steam gone forever? No, because the earth has only a certain amount of water, which is constantly in a precipitation and...

Don’t give up on your dream …

Today we have a guest post from Janalyn Voigt, telling us about her dream to become a published author.  See below for a book giveaway! My Tales of Faeraven series began as a story to entertain my little girl during a drive. For the main character of my story, I...

Just like my Daddy!

Today we have a guest post from author Linda Rondeau. For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.  And by him we cry, Abba, Father. (Romans 8:15 NIV) Not able to have children of their own, my son and...