“I love you but this isn’t good for you.”

9th July, 2014 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Several years ago while visiting a church in Harrisonburg, VA, I heard a short phrase of only nine words in a sermon that stuck in my mind and has been a help and encouragement to me ever since. The pastor was preaching on a particular sin that is causing confusion in the minds of people,  even Christians, » Read More

“… And he went out.”

19th January, 2014 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This pasrt wek I rediscovered a friend. No, it wasn’t a forgotten high friend that I haven’t talked to in years.  No, it wasn’t a church friend whose children grew up alongside mine who no longer goes to my church. This forgotten friend is a book given to me by first college roommate — a » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #9: Going my own way

31st May, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way.” Two things struck me when I read these words in Deuteronomy 29:19. First, I marveled at how well the Lord knows His people. He knows despite all the blessings He gives His people and how perfect is His constant presence with them to » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #6 — A Treasured Possession

28th February, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“The LORD God has chosen you … to be his people, his treasured possession.”  (Deuteronomy 7:6) Last night I heard the news that a young man I knew went into his backyard and shot myself dead.  This man had a wife and two young children, and I can’t even comprehend what his wife must be » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #3 — Our God is a jealous God.

24th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

When you or I hear the word jealous, our first thoughts are usually not good or helpful. I don’t want you to be jealous of me, and when I am jealous of you, I know it’s harmful to me and my relationship with you. Too many marriages and friendships have been ruined or badly damaged » Read More

What’s new … what’s not!

18th August, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I received my copies of God’s Great Covenant: New Testament 1 today. The long awaited day finally arrived, and it is rewarding to see what I’ve written in print. So, tonight I’m browsing through the book, reading this and that. GGC:NT1 is like the previous two books, yet has some important distinctives. How’s it the same? » Read More

North Carolina Here I Come

22nd May, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This  coming week is the NCHE Homeschool Conference in Winston Salem. Lenora from the Classical Academic Press staff and I will be at the Press’s booth. I love going to homeschool fairs and talking to all the parents who purchase materials from CAP. So, once again I will be in North Carolina and look forward » Read More

The Exercising of Faith

22nd April, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“To possess only a small degree of faith is a major catastrophe for Christian believers.” With these words Peter  Masters starts his book Faith, Doubt, Trials, Assurance. Do you agree with these words? If so, what makes it a catastrophe? As believers, we have access to the greatest power in the universe, and though we » Read More

Why I don’t like Santa Claus?

17th November, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Did you ever think about how much Santa Claus and God are alike? God is omnipotent. He can do anything, even have power over the natural laws that govern our world. Santa Claus is powerful. How else could he fly through the air in a sleigh pulled by reindeer and visit every house throughout the » Read More

NOVA Weekend

9th July, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Tomorrow Lenora Riley from the CAP office and I are off to the NOVA Homeschool Fair. This will be the sixth book fair I’ll been at this season, and it’s hard to believe that this year’s season will be over for me after this weekend. I’ve enjoyed meeting so people and talking about the books » Read More

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