“… 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

Scarecrows in a cucumber field

20th August, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field.” (Jeremiah 10:5) These words of the LORD God through the pen of Jeremiah evokes a colorful image in my mind. What is a scarecrow and what does it do? A scarecrow is a funny-looking, hay-stuffed doll-like figure attached to a pole in the middle of a » Read More

Look at the clouds

19th August, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Look at the clouds. What do you see? What makes cloudwatching so fascinating is the way they are constantly changing. Lie on the grass and stare at the  clouds overhead and as you watch them, the shapes form and reform into patterns. Like Charley Brown, you can use your imagination to see objects in the » Read More

From Vanishing Point to Vanishing Point

29th July, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Trying to wrap my head around the concept of eternity is nearly a futile endeavor.  What does “from everlasting to everlasting” mean?  A.W. Tozer says that the Hebrew lexicon translates these words “from vanishing point to vanishing point.”  Put in another way everlasting means from the vanishing point of the past to the vanishing point » 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

Psalm 2 — When God laughs

19th June, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Does God laugh? Yes, Psalm 2 says that He does,  but it’s not laughing as we usually think of laughter. Psalm 2 talks about the nations of the world — how they rage and plot against God’s Anointed One (the Messiah, the Christ).  They plot, but all their plotting is in vain. God who made the heavens » Read More

Psalm 1:1 — Choices

18th June, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

My post yesterday about the majesty of God and how we are losing our sense of the awesomeness of who God is prompted me and a friend to make a promise to each other. We would read a Psalm each day and ask the question: who is God and what is He like? So, today » 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

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #10 — It’s not too difficult for you.

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

“Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.” These words of Moses are an encouragement to us today as well as to his original audience, the Israelites.  Moses was speaking his last words to the people he had led for forty years. He had just finished » Read More

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