Books I Read this Spring and Summer

As I've written before, I love to read! Bible studies, fiction, nonfiction, biographies, young adult readers, hard books, easy books, and just about anything except romance novels and horror. And I've been doing lots of reading since spring.  My reading goal is 52 books this year. I've read 39 so far. Most of what I've…

Wilberforce, Again

I continue to read this book by William Wilberforce, a few pages at a time. Then I stop to think. For a long time about what I’ve read. He keeps getting all up in my business. Maybe I should stop reading this book. Hers what I’m thinking about today. We just talked about some if…

Heavy Overcoat Days

This popped up on my Facebook page today. The last time his siblings saw him was that next morning when all went to breakfast. When this showed up on Facebook, I cried. I'm having a hard morning. Today my Overcoat feels very heavy. I've had many days when my overcoat feels lighter. I've had fewer…

Women’s Conference

I am excited to be a part of this event this fall! Kay Arthur will be speaking along with other amazing women of God. Six main sessions. I'll be speaking Saturday morning and leading one of seven break-out sessions. Great worship, delicious food, fellowship with like-minded believers, and studying the Word of God. You don't…

Loving My Bible 

I’m “loving” my own Bible this week.  In Chattanooga at Precept Ministries International. In one week we are doing a seven week study of 1 Timothy.  Each morning we have a 75 minute group discussion followed by lectures. Some days we watched a pre-recorded lecture. Today we had Kay Arthur live followed by David Arthur…

Love Bible Project

I’ve started loving Bibles to give away. Some folks you could love a Bible for: A woman who chose life A women recovering from abortion  A guy in recovery A parent grieving the loss of a child A family member who doesn’t yet know the Lord A veteran struggling with memories  A single friend A…

Quote from a Novel I’m Reading

“My father says that’s what ministers are for. To tell us what the Bible says and then to interpret it.” Carrie’s voice rose in stubborn defiance. She could not explain why she was close to tears.  Abby edged closer. “Carrie, listen to what I am about to say.” Her voice, though low, was more intense…

A Subaru Would NOT Have Made Difference

I don’t like the Subaru commercial “They Lived” for obvious reasons. It came on last night and brought up strong emotions. Times like that remind me all the more that I must keep my eyes on Him, remember His Truth, and control my choice of thoughts. If a commercial or show, movie or book causes…

Old vs. New

I’m reading a book about Joseph by Voddie Baucham. He makes the point that we cannot truly understand the Old Testament unless we study it through the lens of the New Testament, the redemptive work of Jesus. The Old Testament is not just a bunch of stories to teach us good morals; the entire Word…