Not Your Ordinary Granny

2 Kings 12 – Week Eleven “A grandmother is a remarkable woman. She’s a wonderful combination of warmth and kindness, laughter, and love. She overlooks our faults, encourages our dreams, and praises our every success.” – Anonymous Hopefully, all of us have or had at least one grandmother that would fit that description.  Grandmothers, generallyContinue reading “Not Your Ordinary Granny”

If Your Friends Jumped Off a Cliff, Would You Jump Too?

Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/If-Your-Friends-Jumped-Off-a-Cliff–Would-You-Jump-Too-e1dnq4h Psalm 23 – Week One of Psalms There are few things you can count on.  If you go to a baseball game, you can count on hearing the National Anthem.  If you go to a funeral, you can just about guarantee that you’ll hear Psalm 23.  It’s a shame that weContinue reading “If Your Friends Jumped Off a Cliff, Would You Jump Too?”

Did You Want to See My Belly Button? I Didn’t Think So

Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/diane-simcox/episodes/Did-You-Want-to-See-My-Belly-Button–I-Didnt-Think-So-e1cp125 Romans 14 If I were to ask you to show me your belly button, how would you feel about that?  Most of us, I would presume, would be hesitant to do just that.  Why is that?  There’s nothing shameful about having a belly button.  We all have them as God intended. Continue reading “Did You Want to See My Belly Button? I Didn’t Think So”

Are You a Hunka Hunka Burning Love for Others?

Romans 12:17 – Romans 13 RELATIONSHIP. That one word has crept into our lessons for the past few weeks.  We’ve discussed how Paul is desperate for others to see what a real relationship with God is like.  We’ve talked about those who try to do all of the right and good things assuming that’s whatContinue reading “Are You a Hunka Hunka Burning Love for Others?”

Jesus Paid it All. All to Him I Owe.

When you think of Jesus and sacrifice, what comes to mind?  Most of us immediately picture the cross, the crown of thorns, the beatings and betrayals.  We don’t often think of His birth as a sacrificial act, but wasn’t it? 

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