Life in Exile

5th September, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Have you ever wondered what the people of Judah were thinking when the Babylonians invaded Jerusalem, destroyed the temple, and led them on a forced march to the pagn land of Babylonia? Have you ever wondered what the thoughts of the remnant were when they  returned? The Psalms give us a window into the inner » Read More

A Lesson from Pencils

29th July, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Tonight I had a lesson about pencils. All of us know about the “#2 lead pencil.”  That’s the ordinary lead pencil that most of us use for writing. But did you know about the 4B or HB  or 3H pencils? My son collects pencils and can identify them by the size of the lead or » Read More

Obeying God is Scary

25th July, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“Obeying God is scary.” I wrote these words in the introduction to Unit II of God’s Great Covenant: Old Testament 1.  Obeying God was scary for Abraham because he left everything he knew for a life that would be a total surprise.  He didn’t have an encyclopedia, the internet, or a GPS so he couldn’t know anything » Read More

God’s Power — My Powerlessness

18th July, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I woke up today thinking it would be just another day. I was wrong! I got ready for work, left the house, got into my car, and then I saw it. My mirror was gone! Between the time I had parked the car yesterday afternoon and the time I got into the car this morning, someone had knocked » Read More

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