The God Who Sees

4th June, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“You are the God who sees me. I have now seen the One who sees me.” Hagar spoke these words after she had run away from her mistress Sarai (Genesis 16). What put Hagar in this desert place was sin. Hagar had despised Sarai because she (Hagar) had become pregnant to Sarai’s husband Abram when » Read More

Three Important Words

4th June, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I was enjoying talking about the God’s Great Covenant series with the young pastor and his wife at the Florida Parent Educators Association homeschool fair in Orlando last week. Then the wife said the three words that I believe are a good description of CAP’s Bible series for children. What are those words? Redemptive … » Read More

Abraham in History

15th May, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

Several months ago I began a new writing project. My son Aaron (one of the authors of Latin For Children) and I are working together on Classical Academic Press’s History For Children series. Aaron has the historical knowledge, and I add worksheets, quizzes, and some editorial expertise.  It’s been a very long time since I learned » Read More

What’s unique about God’s Great Covenant?

2nd May, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

I  go to homeschool fairs with Classical Academic Press for a number of reasons. I like to meet people … I like to tell people about CAP’s  books (because I believe they are the highest quality in every subject area).  I also like to browse the other vendors and examine the other Bible curricula and » Read More

Things Never Change

30th November, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Although the prophet Jeremiah spoke to the people of Judah between the years 609 BC and the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC, he could be speaking to the church in Harrisburg where I live or to any church throughout this country. Buried in the middle of the Old Testament (Jeremiah 5:30:31) is a warning that » Read More

Love of God in the Prophets

20th November, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Gloom and doom. Wrath and judgment. Is this what you think about when you read the Old Testament prophets? To be honest, I used to think this. I would flip forward past the prophets and read the gospels or flip quickly backwards and read a chapter from Psalms or Proverbs. All the “woe to you ” » Read More

What does that word mean?

16th November, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

What beauty and intimacy we find in the Psalms! God has given us so many poetic pictures of who He is as our covenant God and of the world in which we live. The problem is this: do our children understand the meaning of the metaphors? When they read, ” How long will you hide your face from » Read More

What’s Wrong with God?

16th November, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I bought a new English Standard Version Bible over the weekend, and this morning I began reading in Jeremiah.  A verse in Jeremiah 2 caught my attention: “Thus says the LORD, ‘What wrong did your fathers find in me that they went far from me, and went after worthlessness and became worthless’” (Jeremiah 2:5). It’s » Read More

Crises bring opportunities!

28th July, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“I do not like crises; but I like the opportunities which they supply.” (Sir John Reith, Director General of the British Broadcasting Corporation) I found this quote in a commentary on the Gospel of John while preparing to write chapter 25 of God’s Great Covenant: New Testament 1 – The Raising of Lazarus. The commentator introduced this quotation with these » Read More

Obeying God is Scary

25th July, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“Obeying God is scary.” I wrote these words in the introduction to Unit II of God’s Great Covenant: Old Testament 1.  Obeying God was scary for Abraham because he left everything he knew for a life that would be a total surprise.  He didn’t have an encyclopedia, the internet, or a GPS so he couldn’t know anything » Read More

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