English theologian, John Owen, who lived in the 1600s had this to say about temptation. “Occasions and opportunities for temptation are innumerable. No wonder I do not know how deeply involved I have been with sin.” I’m hoping that as we have been discussing temptation, we have all become more and more aware of theContinue reading “For Which Team Are You Scoring the Most Points?”
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Passionate Anger With an Exclamation Point!
John 2 – Week Two At this time of the year, around Christmas, our vision of Jesus is as a tiny baby in a little manger. There’s something so innocent and pure about a newborn. You can’t help but watch them as they sleep because there’s a calmness on their sweet faces as they sleep. Continue reading “Passionate Anger With an Exclamation Point!”
Would You Care for Some Extra Sugar With Your Scolding?
Amos 9 – Week Four Let’s play a game. I’ll give a movie quote and you tell me what movie it came from. “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” – Wizard of Oz That was easy. How about “Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never knowContinue reading “Would You Care for Some Extra Sugar With Your Scolding?”
It’s Not Just An Allergic Reaction
Amos 5 – Week Three Amos 5:1 ERV “People of Israel, listen to this song. This funeral song is about you.” God, through Amos, is instructing the Israelites to hear what He has to say. And he’s telling them he’s about to perform their funeral service. That first sentence alone should get their attention! AmosContinue reading “It’s Not Just An Allergic Reaction”
I’m Warning You!
Amos 2 – Week One How many times have you heard a parent say to an unruly child, “Do that again and you’re getting a spanking” or “I’m warning you!” Next time you do that, you’re going into timeout?” And yet, the child continues doing it over and over with no consequences. Or my personalContinue reading “I’m Warning You!”
Oh Yeah! I Forgot That I Knew That!
2 Kings 22 – Week Twelve I’ve had a driver’s license for 40 years and it’s been 40 years since I’ve read the manual on driving laws. I recently took a defensive driver course to save a bit on our auto insurance and I was quite surprised at the things I learned and the thingsContinue reading “Oh Yeah! I Forgot That I Knew That!”
Dumb, Dumber, and Even Dumber
2 Kings 17 – Week Eleven Would you be willing to admit that you do dumb things from time to time? Things that looking back you think to yourself, “If only…” I go for a walk on most days, and I have a routine for getting ready. I always carry a bottle of water, aContinue reading “Dumb, Dumber, and Even Dumber”
Listen to Denzel
Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Listen-to-Denzel-e1gpbo2 Genesis 3 – Week Five When you think of Adam and Eve, what is the first word that comes to mind? Perhaps it would be man, woman, garden, human, creation. It wouldn’t be long before the words sin, disobedience, fall, hiding, naked, afraid, and forbidden would be mentioned. Do you findContinue reading “Listen to Denzel”