Time For a Fresh Start?

1 Kings 11:1-13 Week Four  Have you ever gone on a diet?  Or, if not a diet, how about a healthier lifestyle?  I’m going to assume all of us have at some point in our lives.  Any guesses on what the most common day-of-the-week diets are begun?  Monday!  Any guesses on what day of theContinue reading “Time For a Fresh Start?”

Underneath the Surface

Genesis 8 – Week 9 Genesis 7:17-23 MSG ”The flood continued forty days and the waters rose and lifted the ship high over the Earth. The waters kept rising, the flood deepened on the Earth, the ship floated on the surface. The flood got worse until all the highest mountains were covered—the high-water mark reachedContinue reading “Underneath the Surface”

There’s No Backdoor

Genesis 6 & 7 – Week Eight In New York “Handyman David Bonola arrested in case of murdered Queens mother stabbed more than 55 times”.  “Catholic diocese in New Jersey reaches $87.5M settlement with hundreds of sexual abuse victims” “Florida bride and caterer charged with lacing wedding food with cannabis” “Judge orders US Bureau ofContinue reading “There’s No Backdoor”

Raising Cain

Genesis 4:1-24 – Week Six Last week, in the 3rd chapter of Genesis, a whole lot happened.  Eve had a little chit-chat with a snake. The snake misquoted God.  Eve misquoted God.  Eve sees something that looks good, pleasant, and desirable and eats it even though she’s been told not to.  She shares with Adam. Continue reading “Raising Cain”

You’re Not Speaking My Language

Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Youre-Not-Speaking-My-Language-e1band9 Romans 9:29 – 10:21 – Week Thirteen We find ourselves in December already.  Christmas parties.  Trees. Decorations. Songs on the radio.  And shopping.  Lots and lots of shopping.  I have become more of an online shopper than an in-person shopper.  We get so many packages from Amazon that when we wereContinue reading “You’re Not Speaking My Language”

Helloooooo? Are You There? Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Helloooooooo—Are-You-There-e1am20i Romans 8 part 3 Last week, we covered the last half of Romans 8 as a whole.  Our Scripture included the familiar Romans 8:28 – “All things work together for good for those who love God and who are called according to His purpose.”  We discussed theContinue reading

Shoelaces

Romans 4 – Week 5 Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Shoelaces-e1893bh When my oldest daughter was about three years old, I bought her a pair of Minnie Mouse tennis shoes.  She loved those shoes! Since those were her favorite and she always wanted to wear them, I thought it would be the perfect ones to teach herContinue reading “Shoelaces”

Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy….But God!

Week Four – Romans 3:21-31 If someone says to you, “I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news, which do you want to hear first?”  What’s your choice?  I always want the bad news first perhaps subconsciously I need to know that the conversation is going to end on a positive note.  I wouldContinue reading “Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy….But God!”