I Surrender All. And By “All” I Just Mean “Some”

Hosea – Week One In our study of minor prophets, we’ve discussed Amos.  A Southern boy was sent to the Northern Kingdom to tell them God was displeased with them, and judgment is coming.  The message Amos was given to deliver was not an easy one. It was filled with harsh accusations and scary threats.Continue reading “I Surrender All. And By “All” I Just Mean “Some””

Go Ahead! Tell God How You Really Feel!

Jonah – Week Two I spoke of parables last week and there is a very familiar one that’s known as The Prodigal Son.  I’ve never given much thought to the word prodigal, but it actually means “wasteful” or “extravagant spending”.  We are all familiar with the story.  There are two brothers and the youngest oneContinue reading “Go Ahead! Tell God How You Really Feel!”

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!”

Naughty or Nice? Does it Even Matter?

Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Naughty-or-Nice–Does-it-Even-Matter-e1bl8b5 Romans 11 – Week Fourteen  – SPOILER ALERT! – NOT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN- I was in a craft store earlier this week and they had bins full of these round discs that you can put on ornaments or other items and create a “Santacam”.  The idea is that having one orContinue reading “Naughty or Nice? Does it Even Matter?”

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”

Don’t Tempt Me!

Romans 6 – Week 8 Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Dont-Tempt-Me-e199v1v Many of us were saddened by the death of General Colin Powell this week.  The 84-year-old was the first African American Secretary of State, served as the national security advisor as well as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  I believe it was duringContinue reading “Don’t Tempt Me!”