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  “Receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1:21).   This Wednesday night, I happened to pull out the lesson about the Sower and the Seeds to teach to our Summit Bible Club because of the connection to harvest time (Matthew 13:3; Mark 4:3; Luke 8:5).  Little did I know that I needed to hear the lesson as much as, probably more than, the kids needed it.  The lesson was very simple, but so difficult to hear. ...

In my previous post “God Created a Woman”, we reviewed the nature and purpose of women as we studied through Genesis 1 and 2.  I’ve made the point that God created women to be equal in kind to the man, and His purpose for us is to be helpers to the man.  This arrangement, this role, this hierarchy, is a part of God’s perfect creation.  Sin had not entered the picture yet.  Complimentarianism seems to be the only form of male headship...

I’m guilty.  As a mother of one boy and three girls, I admit that I cringe and have to turn away when my husband is rough with my son.   Just the other day we went down to the river with another family who has five boys and one girl to cook hotdogs, enjoy the scenery, and let the kids get dirty.  Good clean fun!  Or rather, good, messy, fun.  I don’t know about your husband, but with mine and my friend’s husband, when you mix water and dirt and four-wheelers and campfires….there shall be...

It is tempting to despair.   In light of the  violence and corruption and blatant disregard of the rule of law, I was beginning to despair.  What can one say about times like these?  Pithy sayings and declarations of our own “pure” thoughts and motives fall short.  There have been worse times.  There may be worse times yet to come.  Perhaps we are seeing the beginning of the end of our great Republic, or perhaps God will lead...

  Genesis 1 The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be tramped upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.1 Matthew Henry so succinctly describes woman and her nature and value.  What is woman?  What is God’s purpose for her?  In the wake of feminism and gender identity issues, it would do us well to...

I love Ecclesiates.  If I could summarize, it is this:  Enjoy your blessings from God as a righteous believer. There are no guarantees in life, for we do not know the mind of God who controls and directs in the course of history and in the progress of your life.  Our life is in His hands alone. “For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love...

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