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

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 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

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

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

The Life and Letters of Paul

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

I am deep in the thoes of writing God’s Great Covenant: New Testament 2 (Acts, Epistles, and Revelation).  I am gathering together the biggest amount of resources so far. Calvin, Boice, Stott, Kistemake, F.F. Bruce, Dennis Johnson … that’s just to name a few of the commentaries I’m referring to as I write. And, I recently » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #5 — The Original “You didn’t build that!”

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

Regardless of your political affliation, we all must admit that Obama’s words during the recent campaign, “You didn’t build that!” sparked lots of emotional responses. Many people were angry (and understandably so) to have their hard efforts of building new businesses and enterprises minimized. Most of us recognize that we couldn’t accomplish what we do without » Read More