Hug them tightly and hold them loosely

6th May, 2014 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Hannah, the mother of Samuel, was a godly woman and a godly mother.  I was asked to do a brief devotional for a friend’s baby shower, and the more I thought about what I would say, I kept thinking about Hannah. Then I did some study and realized she is a godly example for young » Read More

What Made Paul Angry

30th July, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The Apostle Paul was a man of many emotions. He cared deeply for the people in the churches scattered throughout the Mediterranean world, and he wasn’t reluctant to write about his emotions. He writes about his love for the people, his longing to visit them, his sadness that he is separated from them, and his » Read More

Another Great Book Find

11th July, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

It’s happened again. I found another great book I want to recommend.  Just by browsing online at Christian Book Distributors I discovered the book Paul and His Letters by John B. Polhill.  Now that the Acts portion of GGC:NT2 is halfway written, the epistles are looming ahead. I began reading Polhill’s book in preparation for » Read More

An Alien in a Strange World

26th June, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I don’t mind sitting in waiting rooms waiting for my car to have its oil changed. A good book and a couple hours with nothing to do but read — what could be better? Except … when the waiting room has a large TV with the sound penetrating every corner in the room, and no » Read More

Daily Life in Ancient Galilee

8th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This week in a local church in the Harrisburg-Mechanicsburg, PA, area, I’m doing a workshop on Daily Life in Ancient Galilee. Knowing what life was like in first century Galilee will help students and teachers alike understand how Jesus lived growing up in Nazareth and spending much of His years of ministry around the Sea of » Read More

Paul — Man of Strong Emotions

8th January, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Did you ever think about what an emotional man Paul was? He expressed many strong emotions in his epistles, and he readily talked about his feelings to the believers that he loved. My church has decided to memorize the book of Philippians together, so many verses a week, finishing the entire epistle by Easter. I’ve » Read More

Last King in Jerusalem

5th November, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Here’s a trivia question … who was the last king crowned in Jerusalem? All you Old Testament scholars … all you who have finished God’s Great Covenant: Old Testament 2 … if you answered, Zedekiah, would you be correct? Yes, Zedekiah was the last king of Judah before Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians. But, Zedekiah » Read More

The God Who Sees

4th June, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“You are the God who sees me. I have now seen the One who sees me.” Hagar spoke these words after she had run away from her mistress Sarai (Genesis 16). What put Hagar in this desert place was sin. Hagar had despised Sarai because she (Hagar) had become pregnant to Sarai’s husband Abram when » Read More

Abraham in History

15th May, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

Several months ago I began a new writing project. My son Aaron (one of the authors of Latin For Children) and I are working together on Classical Academic Press’s History For Children series. Aaron has the historical knowledge, and I add worksheets, quizzes, and some editorial expertise.  It’s been a very long time since I learned » Read More

Make it short and simple!

20th November, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Though we don’t ever want to approach Scripture in a simplistic way, making Scriptural teaching short and simple enables more effective learning. One way to do this is through Rose Publishing’s pamphlets. Whether you want to know about the temple, angels, heaven, Paul’s life, names of Jesus, end times, denominational distinctives, or many other subjects, Rose Publishing » Read More

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