Indispensable reference book!  I pull this out often as I prepare for Ladies’ Bible Studies or writing articles.  It gives me a good starting place as I look for the historical and biographical context of a passage.  All known references to women are cited whether she is named or not.  Scripture references are first noted plus each woman’s family connections, the meaning of her name if known, and some commentary from Lockyer.  I will never...

So much to do and so little time.  How am I going to get everything done when I’m worn out at the beginning of my day?  I can often relate to Martha who threw up her hands in exasperation at the Lord and said, “Dost thou not care?”  I’m exhausting myself trying to be all I can be in the Lord’s army, so to speak.   I can hear the voices of many shaking their heads and saying,”Don’t do it in your own strength.  Be...

Hosting a party in my home is always a joyous time.  Anytime our home is opened for a party or other get-together it’s nice to send folks home with a little something if I can.  Time and resources were in short supply for me, so I made some simple gifts.  It was just enough to let folks know that we love them and we were thinking of them.   The menu this year was a little simpler for me because we asked folks to bring a salad or a dessert.  They...

Reading through the whole Bible ought to be a basic discipline for every Christian.  This is the Book we love.  It is our basis for life and godliness.  How can we live in the way God wants if we don’t read it?  This year,  I chose the chronological schedule, and loved it!  Years ago I had read through a printed Chronological Bible but had forgotten how helpful this method was.   Job is read toward the beginning of the year since Job lived...

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