What is your favorite part about gardening? For some, it's picking out seeds and imagining the produce that will come once the plant is fully grown. Although the ground is frozen, the time has come to do some garden planning. I'm a long way from starting a full garden, but I do plan to do… Continue reading Sowing Seeds: February 2023 Scripture Writing Plan
Category: The Word of God
Prophesied & Fulfilled: Scripture Writing Plan June 2022
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished.”Matthew 5:17-18 ESV Throughout… Continue reading Prophesied & Fulfilled: Scripture Writing Plan June 2022
Hidden in My Heart: May 2021 Scripture Writing Plan
“Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.”Psalms 119:11 NKJV What sort of things do you try to protect? How do you protect them? How do you know they are valuable to you? Because there is such easy access to the Bible in America, I wonder if there… Continue reading Hidden in My Heart: May 2021 Scripture Writing Plan
Bible Review: NIV Artisan Collection Bible for Girls
Journaling Bibles have grown in popularity. In recent years, some have chosen to add artwork to their Bibles as part of their meditation on the word. The NIV Artisan Collection seeks to enhance this with its own stylishly designed exterior and wide-margin interior. If you've been seeking a journaling Bible for a daughter, granddaughter, or Bible class student, here are some pros and cons to consider...
"...in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in… Continue reading Be Prepared
How Can We Trust the Bible?
The Bible is one of the most criticized books in the world. While many of us as Christians accept the Bible as God's preserved word for us, inspired by the Holy Spirit, we cannot expect non-believers to regard it with the same reverence. Most have not devoted extensive time or research to its validity and so they parrot the old argument, "It was written over 2000 years ago. It's a biased, outdated, work of fiction by some crazy men." This post will not be a fully extensive argument regarding the accuracy of the scriptures. There are books aplenty which can go into greater detail, and I will give you a few links within this article. This article is simply intended some facts, quotes, and sources to light that may be unknown to many people. It is my hope to enrich the faith and conviction of believers and provide some thoughts to ponder to the skeptical.
The Beauty of God’s Word: July 2019 Scripture Writing Plan
Psalm 119 centers on God's word---it's beauty, power, value, quality---and it will be our focus in this month's scripture writing. Because we love God, we treasure the words He has inspired and preserved for our benefit. The creation declares His glory, wisdom, and majesty, but His word gives us insight into His plan for mankind, His righteous nature, and His steadfast love for us.
Truth: Who decides what is Right and Wrong?
Before we can have an intelligent discussion about hot-button issues, we must establish that there is a standard for truth, and that such a standard is far greater and more reliable than popular opinion.
Teaching the Truth With Love
Why are we willing to speak and teach the truth---even when it is unpopular? Are we teaching the truth to inflate our own self-righteousness? OR... Do we hope to lead people away from the catastrophic consequences of their choices? Are we teaching the truth because we love God and seek to glorify Him? OR... Do we simply seek self-promotion? The truth must be taught, but we must teach it with love.
Taking Action Against Sin
People used to say things like, "the devil made me do it," or "I can't help it, I was born this way!" Even in the Garden of Eden, Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent. The facts remain clear: our own desire lures us into sin.