Category: Bible

the WORD

anxiety & comfort

Psalm 94:19   ESV – When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. NIV – When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. The Message – When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up. NASB – When my anxious thoughts …

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Father’s Love Letter

My Child,   You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my …

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Book Review: Proverbs Reconstructed by Gus Dallas

This book is basically a topical resource of verses in the book of Proverbs. They are presented in alphabetical order – with a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ label. Sometimes the same word is used in one verse in a positive way and negatively in another. For example, the word ‘commandment’ is presented as a positive requirement …

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M’Cheyne One Year Bible Reading Plan

I just finished listening to the Bible in 2012! I’ve heard the Old Testament once and the New Testament and Psalms twice with the M’Cheyne One Year Reading Plan. At the end of 2011 I wanted to find a fresh way to hear from God in the new year. Choosing to listen to Scripture was a great option for me.


A margin is part of the page that you intentionally leave blank. You don’t write all the way from on edge of the page to the other. White space makes what is written on the page easier to read; it gives clarity.

grace is

grace is forgiveness, but not just forgiveness.

grace is empowering and powerful, but it’s not just power.

grace costs everything and it’s free.

grace is freeing, but it’s not cheap.

grace is favor.

digital Scripture

Does the format of Scripture really matter? Is it weird to use a laptop or tablet or phone instead of a book? Originally, Scripture was shared by storying, then hand-written on scrolls. Gutenberg is credited with the first Bible printed with movable type in the 1400s. This huge advancement made printing more affordable and individuals …

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Who am I?

I am a forgiven child of God. (Romans 3:24) I am a set-free child of God. (Romans 8:1 – 2) I am an accepted child of God. (1 Corinthians 1:2) I am a holy child of God. (1 Corinthians 1:30) I am a made-new child of God. (2 Corinthians 5:17) I am a loved child of God. …

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“God sets the lonely in families”

This morning I read a blog post that made me stop and think a bit about those around me who are hurting during this holiday season. She talked about families breaking up, sickness, financial issues, relationship problems, and other areas of our lives that don’t really lend themselves to singing ‘Joy to the World’. She …

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