She Met Jesus

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

When I’m not writing books or buying and inventorying medical equipment, I am counseling.  Today I was talking with a young man distressed because the young woman he had known for four years and had been engaged to for two years broke off their relationship. He relayed in details their ongoing relationship since both of » 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

How We Spend Our Days

6th July, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“How I spend my days is how I spend my life.” This is a simple but profound thought.  A life is made up of days — one day at a time. My life happens in the present moment — what I am doing, what choices I make. Each activity makes up part of one day, » 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

Psalm 4 — God of my righteousness

21st June, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

What wonderful words to read first thing in the morning — “Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness.” What is “my righteousness” and where does it come from?  I know the scriptures and I know my heart. I am a sinful person, not a righteous person. Left to myself I am selfish » Read More

External Gains, Internal Losses

17th June, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Is the church today getting better or declining? According to A.W. Tozer in his book The Attributes of God: Volume 1 the church is gaining in externals and losing in internals. Tozer who was making this assessment of the church in the first half of the twentieth century writes that though religion is more popular, » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #11 — God they had not known

14th June, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I have almost finished reading Deuteronomy. In Deuteronomy 31-32, Moses has completed his retelling of the law to the Israelites.  He warns them of the dangers of turning from the LORD God, but even now when the words of the law are fresh in the people’s minds, the LORD God tells Moses that the people » Read More

God’s Manifest Presence

23rd May, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

A friend and I have been discussing A.W. Tozer’s book The Attributes of God, and every time I read a portion of it, I feel as though I’m transported into the heavens. God is utterly and completely amazing, and Tozer captures the awesomeness of God. In the book Tozer describes the difference between God’s omnipresence » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #8 — Remember how you provoked the LORD

2nd April, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The Bible exhorts us to remember many things. We are to remember God’s goodness to us and thank Him. We are to remember the lilies and birds and stop fretting that God will take care of us. Every time we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we are to remember that Jesus’ died for us. This » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #7: Forty Days and Forty Nights

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

What do you think of when you hear the words “forty days and forty nights?”  Before this morning, my thought would have been, that’s how long Jesus fasted in the wildeerness after His baptism (Matthew 4).   Today I learned that Moses, too, fasted for forty days and forty nights (Deuteronomy 9:18). When Moses came down » Read More

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