The Works of the Lord

The Works of the Lord

Sir Isaac Newton is regarded as one of the most influential scientists of all times. This epitaph was written concerning him: "Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night; God said 'Let Newton be' and all was light." This brilliant scientist and theologian was a student of what God had made, and was a testimony to this truth:
"Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them." (Psalm 111.2)

Deepen your faith and have fun: Learn how Biblical holidays point to Christ

Deepen your faith and have fun: Learn how Biblical holidays point to Christ

his was one of the best things our family ever did.

We began studying this as part of our homeschooling, and turned into a whole family study that we invited friends and extended family to join us in.  I’ve even used this material in a women’s Bible study at church.

The Wish

The Wish

You've likely heard the fictitious story of Aladdin's lamp and the three wishes. There is a true story of not three, but one request, offered to Solomon by God.
"In that night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, 'Ask what I shall give you.' " (2 Chronicles 1.7)

Is Your Church a Pew-Filled Adult Daycare or a Hardcore Training Facility?

Is Your Church a Pew-Filled Adult Daycare or a Hardcore Training Facility?

My eldest began working out a lot a couple of years ago, and as a birthday gift last year, we told him we’d get him a gym membership.  He talked to a few friends about their experiences with nearby gyms.  One guy told him stories about Planet Fitness that had us rolling on the floor laughing in disbelief.

They serve pizza?  Candy?  Flashing lights and alarms go off to shame people for working out “too hard.”  Does this ‘gym’ even want its members to get healthy?!

I’m Really Tired of Hearing How Unloving Christians Are

I’m Really Tired of Hearing How Unloving Christians Are

’m minding my own business last week, when an article comes across my desk instructing me (and all evangelical Christians) how to show love to all of these people we supposedly hate.  The conclusion?  Stop being Christians and agree with everything the world says…then they’ll know you really love them.  (my paraphrase)

The unloving Christians.  The media has been telling us for years that Christians are unfeeling and unloving.  But the evidence doesn’t show that.  It’s a deception and it is not true.

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Scripture Printables for When You Are Overwhelmed

Scripture Printables for When You Are Overwhelmed

Do you ever feel helpless when a friend is struggling?  You’ve hugged, visited, shared a meal, and encouraged.  But you can’t be there every minute.

The ladies class I’m a part of on Wednesday nights has been trying to actively encourage a friend who is in the hospital.  One of the things we decided to do was to flood her room with the truths of God’s word.  I created these Scripture printables.  We each wrote an encouraging note around the edges, to remind her of our love, and hung them all around her room.

Have we disconnected the fruit from the seeds when it comes to a Biblical worldview?

Have we disconnected the fruit from the seeds when it comes to a Biblical worldview?

I heard a story recently about a young man who was out in his father’s watermelon field working, with strict instructions not to eat any of the fruit.  Giving in to temptation, he attempted to hide the evidence by burying the remains off in another part of the field.  He was sure he’d gotten away with it until his father noticed watermelons growing where they didn’t belong.  The evidence was irrefutable.  Undeniable.  Once the fruit appeared, the son could not hide that he had buried the seeds in just that place.

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