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

The Right Person for the Job

7th May, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Last November I built my first ginger breadhouse. That is, I built it with lots of help from my husband and my granddaughter Lauren. We carted our precious gingerbread house kit all the way on the plane from Harrisburg to Orlando, being very careful of our precious cargo. Saturday morning the three of us gathered » Read More

Got Questions???

6th May, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Do you have a question about the Bible or theology that needs an answer?  I found the website www.GotQuestions.org. The site has answers for over 220,000 questions submitted from readers. Put a key word into the  search field see if there’s already an answer. If not, go to the “ask a question” page and write » Read More

The Happiest People on Earth

3rd May, 2010 - Posted by Claire Larsen - 2 Comments

Who are the happiest people on earth? People who study such things say that the United States is first in the world in regards to wealth. Where do you think the United States ranks in terms of happiness?  Well, it’s not first.  In fact, the United States isn’t even in the top ten. Americans rank » Read More

Make it short and simple!

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

Though we don’t ever want to approach Scripture in a simplistic way, making Scriptural teaching short and simple enables more effective learning. One way to do this is through Rose Publishing’s pamphlets. Whether you want to know about the temple, angels, heaven, Paul’s life, names of Jesus, end times, denominational distinctives, or many other subjects, Rose Publishing » 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

Just an Ordinary Person — Part 2

12th August, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I was reading Jesus on Trial by James Montgomery Boice and Philip Graham Ryken in preparation for writing Unit IV of GGC:NT1 and got a thought-provoking insight on “the ordinary person.” The author was discussing who actually killed Jesus. The Jewish religious leaders killed Jesus because they falsely accused him of blasphemy and condemned Him » Read More

One Thing You Lack

5th August, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Today I’m writing Chapter 26 of God’s Great Covenant:New Testament 1, and another spiritual application from America’s Got Talent struck me. (Who would have thought that this reality show would provide so many spiritual insights!) As contestants appear before the judges, Piers Morgan is apt to say, “You have a good act, but one thing » 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

God’s Power — My Powerlessness

18th July, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I woke up today thinking it would be just another day. I was wrong! I got ready for work, left the house, got into my car, and then I saw it. My mirror was gone! Between the time I had parked the car yesterday afternoon and the time I got into the car this morning, someone had knocked » Read More

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