A Girl, Her Teaching, and The Bible

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One of the things I enjoy most about being a blogger is that I get to share my family with the world. When the kids were little, it was fun. Know that they are older, it’s still fun and funny, but it’s also heart-warming.

In all of their extra, rebellion, and emotion, they are also amazing. Every day they give me something to be in awe of. Every.single.day.

Especially when one of them is preparing to teach a bible lesson to her church youth group. Continue reading “A Girl, Her Teaching, and The Bible”

The Best Time of the Day

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5:00 am

Every household has it and every family needs it. A time of the day where all of its residents are asleep or otherwise occupied (I have to say that disclaimer because #teenagers and their sleeping habits vary), and should you wake up, it’s thrilling to know that no one is physically or mentally able to look at you, talk to you, or expect anything from you.

Except God.

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The Best Bible To Use

I have a friend named Mike. Mike is a bible scholar. Big Time. In our 20-plus years of friendship, I have always thought he has a billiant mind. And whenever I have a question about the bible, I ask him.

A couple of years ago, I asked him what I thought was a simple question.

What’s the best bible to use?

He shrugged his shoulders and looked at me very matter of factly and simply said, “The one you have.”

No. Just no. Where was the deep and profound analysis of all of the bibles in the world? Where was the recommendation of the specific bible that I just have to have? Where was the validation that I needed to buy a shiny, new bible to get my Jesus on? So I rephrased the question.

Based on your studies as a bible scholar, and based on your teaching of bible to the masses, what’s the best bible to use?

“The one you have. But since you obviously don’t like that answer, any study bible should work for your needs.” Continue reading “The Best Bible To Use”

Bible-Related Things That Keep Me Smiling

31daysofsmilesFavorite Verses:

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Romans 12:17

“Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody.”

Favorite Woman in the Bible: Esther

Favorite Man in the Bible: Jesus

Book of the Bible That Helped Me Through My Divorce: Romans

Book of the Bible That Helps Me Manage Life in My Current Season: Isaiah

Book of the Bible That Helps Me Parent: Ephesians

My Biblical Role Model: Ruth

My Bibles (worn, torn, tried and true): Women’s Devotional Bible, Mom’s Devotional Bible, The Life Recovery Bible

What are your favorite Bible-related things?