It's been quite a beginning to 2021. There is a lot we don't know, and it seems in some ways that the confusion gets worse with each passing day. But with all of the "bad," don't forget to also see the good. What might God be up to in these days we are living? What … Continue reading What You Can Know in Uncertain Times
by Joshua Hall In this excellent short story, Tolkien gives us an idea of how he views the work we do here on earth, and how it relates to our lives in eternity. It’s a potent story with the capacity to change our lives. When one comes to understand that taking a trip to town … Continue reading J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Leaf by Niggle” (a Precis)
by Steve Hall We have seen a pattern with this administration, which is, they don’t believe in science. A few times during the 2020 vice presidential debate, democratic nominee for VP Kamala Harris made statements such as this concerning the present administration having no faith in science. The context of her comments were, I believe, … Continue reading Things That Go Together Like Science and Christianity
by Steve Hall One of the privileges of being a child of God is that at times, He shakes you up. It's all through the Bible. When Moses led the children Israel to the mountain of God, Mount Sinai, it is recorded in Hebrews 12 that he said, "I exceedingly fear and quake:" God shook … Continue reading The Loving Father Who Shakes Things Up
How much does God so LOVE the world?“...He gave His only begotten Son.” How much does God so HATE sin?“...He gave His only begotten Son.” Seeing both the love and hatred of God helps us have a balanced view of Him, of ourselves, and of sin.
by Steve Hall Spring is a happy season, when the world comes to life again from the cold winter months. Blossoms bud, birds warble, brooks bubble, as warmth and color flows into the cold barren land once again. There is nothing more wonderful and beautiful than life. We can reminisce about happy spring through the … Continue reading Life is Good
by Steve Hall Lately, our family has been enjoying reading together the Chronicles of Narnia Series by C.S. Lewis. We love to read books as a family when we have the time, especially when they are of the sort that everyone is pleading for more at the end of every chapter. These books are of … Continue reading He’s Not a Tame Lion
by Steve Hall God wants His children to sing! It is a fitting and beautiful thing when the redeemed, those made righteous by the blood of the Lamb, can't help but to rejoice in their Lord with the God-given creation of singing and music! (Psalm 33:1-3) But, what is it that keeps His people from … Continue reading He Keeps Me Singing
by Steve Hall I recently had the opportunity to say a few words at our local homeschool graduation ceremony. Here is a portion of what I was able to share with the graduates and their families. All days eventually do come. For most of you, and possibly all of you, it seems like you have … Continue reading All Days Eventually Come
by Steve Hall I had warned him... I had told my friend that I had never played golf before, but he insisted that I join him for a round of 18 holes at a local high-class golf course. By the second hole, and after the numerous groups we had let bypass us, he knew he … Continue reading Learn to Do, or Do to Learn?
by Steve Hall In the book of Luke, we have a beautiful account of a person who is completely overwhelmed by the grace of God in her life. First, meet Simon. A Pharisee. A religious leader in his day. A man who had no concept of how spiritually sick he was. Simon had invited Jesus … Continue reading The Unsurpassed Gift of Grace
All days eventually come! Do you remember waiting for a special day in your life that had not yet come, but was approaching, such as your wedding day or graduation day? An event may seem far off in the hazy future. (Especially in our younger years. I’ve just passed the 40 milestone and the years … Continue reading Waiting on God