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”

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”

One Stone Says to Another, “Hey, I Think You’re in My Place”

1 Kings 8:46-60 – Week Three If you recall, last week we discussed how God appeared to Solomon in a dream and asked what He could give to Solomon.  Solomon, in response, offered praise and gratitude to God for the favor that was shown to King David as well as himself.  Solomon was very humbleContinue reading “One Stone Says to Another, “Hey, I Think You’re in My Place””

First Sister Wives

Genesis 4:25 – 5 – Week Seven Last week, we witnessed the first murder.  Cain, the firstborn of Adam and Eve, just  one generation from the introduction of sin, murders his own brother.  And, as a result, he is sent away from the presence of God and goes to the land of Nod, east ofContinue reading “First Sister Wives”

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”

Coloring Outside the Lines

Podcast available at: https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e19qmej Romans 7 – Week 8 Imagine if I were to give you a blank piece of paper and a few crayons and ask you to draw something.  You could draw anything you want but I tell you that I have a certain object in mind that I would like for youContinue reading “Coloring Outside the Lines”

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!”