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

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

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

Better or Worse — God never changes

2nd October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Everything in life changes. From day to day the weather goes from hot to cold, my energy level goes up and done, nothing stays the same. When I start each day, I don’t know what my day will look like. Appointments are cancelled, new appointments made — I never know in the morning how many changes » Read More

The Bible and Today’s News

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

When was the last time something you heard on the nightly news or read in your local newspaper had direct relevance to the Bible? Last week a Harvard researcher named Karen King found a piece of parchment on which were the words “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife.”  How do we as believers in Jesus Christ respond to » 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

Long Story Short

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

What’s the “Long Story?” It’s the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi. God’s story of the covenant extends over thousands of years and many pages of written script. What makes it “short?” The long story is short when it’s broken up into 10-minute devotional bits. A new book just published by New Growth Press entitled Long » Read More

The Nature of Yahweh

27th July, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

My son Aaron and I are working together writing the History For Children series. In the chapter on the Egyptian pantheon (a pantheon is the entire contingent of gods and goddesses that a civilization worships), I wrote the two paragraphs below on what a god is. “What is a god? In most religions a god » 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

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