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

Lots of puzzles and fun!

21st November, 2009 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I’m learning that you can find anything on the internet. Do you like crossword puzzles and word finds? I found a site of loaded with interactive fun activities with words from Bible stories or subjects. I tried a few and it’s great! Here’s the website: www.twopaths.com or www.christianbiblereference.com. Have fun! 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

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

New Computer

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

What’s one of the biggest tragedies for a writer? That’s easy — a crashed computer! It happened so quickly. One minute everything was working well.  Then computer hung up, and the strange clicking sound wasn’t a good sign. Poof!  The computer died.  For one month I felt lost without my trusty computer, and of course, » Read More