Resolutions or Legacy

3rd January, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The beginning of a new year is the time that many of us feel the need to make resolutions. We resolve to be more organized, lose weight, exercise more,be more honest, read the Bible more often, or lose our temper less often. Some resolutions are commitments to stop a particular sin; others are decisions to make life-style » Read More

The Treasure of the Heart

31st December, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Last week I saw the The Hobbit movie with my husband and my granddaughter. After seeing the movie, my interest Tolkien’s story was sparked a new and I reread the book I had read many years ago. In reading the book, one thing stuck out. The love of gold was what brought destruction to the » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #4 — Walk in the way

28th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Moses told the Israelites: “Do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the LORD your GOd has commanded you.”  (Deuteronomy 5:33) Rules and laws aren’t popular with people. Some people think they are too restrictive. “How can I have fun, enjoy life, be happy, if I » Read More

Acts — The New Testament Bridge

15th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This was the week I began the fourth and final book in the God’s Great Covenant series. It’s been over two years since I finished God’s Great Covenant — New Testament 1 and over a year since this third book has been published. Now I’m ready, and very excited, to finish the story of God’s » Read More

Jesus Touched the Leper

14th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Tonight on our last night of vacation in Virginia we are watching the old classic film Ben Hur. One thing struck me tonight just as it struck me so many years ago when I saw the movie for the first time. In the valley of lepers, Judah Ben Hur’s mother pleads to her son not to » Read More

The Manna Principle

27th September, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The answer to all our daily problems is simple: trust God!  Yes, it’s simple, but what does it mean and how do we do it?  In his book Running Scared Ed Welch talks about “the manna principle.”  This principle is an effective way to teach your children what it means to trust God. In the Sinai » Read More

From Adam … All Men come

10th July, 2011 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

The Bible says that God created Adam, the first man, and from one of Adam’s ribs, God created woman. Adam and Eve, the first married couple, then had sons and daughters, and all people who live today can trace their geneology back to these first two people. All mankind comes from Adam. In God’s Great » Read More

An Indifferent God?

18th July, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Have you ever wondered if God was indifferent to your distress?  Is He aware of your personal struggles? You may be unsuccessfully trying to make decreasing income match increasing expenses. You may have a difficult person in your life who just isn’t changing and makes your likfe misearable. Or maybe, you just don’t feel well » Read More

The Meaning of One, Two, Three

21st June, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 3 Comments

As a writer I like to read books on writing techniques, and the most recent book I’m reading is entitled Writing Tools (50 Essential Strategies For Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark.  Tool 20 is this: Choose the number of elements with a purpose in mind. One, two, three, or four– each sends a secret message to the » Read More

Holiness — An Attitude of the Heart

6th June, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

The Lord calls us to be holy. As the teacher’s notes in GGC:OT2, Chapter 1 says, holiness is primarily an attitude of the heart, not a way to behave. When we become believers, something  strange happens to us. God changes our hearts. Over time we begin to think differently and have different values. What we desire » Read More

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