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

In the Beginning God …

15th April, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

What can you learn about God from one small verse?  Take Genesis 1:1 for instance: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”  In these ten words God tells us much about who He is. Here’s a list of a few things: 1. God was in the beginning before anything existed — He » 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

Thankful for cardboard boxes

19th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Thanksgiving is coming — a time to think about what I’m thankful for. Well, I’m thankful for cardboard boxes. Sound silly! Well,  let me explain. I’m thankful for cardboard boxes because I work in the CURE International warehouse, packing, unpacking, and repacking boxes. Of course, that’s not all I do, but it can be a » Read More

Fact Finder and Lying Lips

25th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Every day we are bombarded with political ads.  Strong words … angry words … findger-pointing at rival candidates … namecalling … and sometimes outright lies. Even the truth often gets a spin so that knowing what’s true and what’s false can boggle the mind. I understand the competition. The stakes are high. It’s the highest » Read More

Why study theology?

22nd October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Does the idea of studying theology sound boring? What comes to your mind when you hear the word “theology?” Personally, I love theology. I love reading theology books, thinking about theology, and teaching theology to others. In fact, at the end of a long Saturday doing laundry, mopping floors, and cleaning clutter, my feet are tired, my » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #1 — God’s Grace to Edom, Moab, and Ammon

19th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I’ve been reading Deuteronomy in the mornings and decided to blog on some of my devotional thoughts as I read through the book. Today while reading chapter 2 I was struck once again by the greatness of God’s grace. Moses is talking to the Israelites about their final walk to the entrance of Canaan. As they » 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

Is Anyone Listening?

9th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Does God really hear you when you pray?  When you pray do you ever feel like your prayers go no further than the ceiling?  That’s a common question that most of us have asked at some time in our life. As part of my job working parttime at CURE International, I have to request pricing » 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

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