Fact Finder and Lying Lips

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

Every day we are bombarded with political ads.  Strong words … angry words … findger-pointing at rival candidates … namecalling … and sometimes outright lies. Even the truth often gets a spin so that knowing what’s true and what’s false can boggle the mind. I understand the competition. The stakes are high. It’s the highest » 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

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #1 — God’s Grace to Edom, Moab, and Ammon

19th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

I’ve been reading Deuteronomy in the mornings and decided to blog on some of my devotional thoughts as I read through the book. Today while reading chapter 2 I was struck once again by the greatness of God’s grace. Moses is talking to the Israelites about their final walk to the entrance of Canaan. As they » Read More

Central Pennsylvania Engage Conference

17th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

During the weekend of November 8-9, 2012, the Engage Conference is being held at the West Shore Evangelical Free Church. This conference is for anyone (pastors, Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, kids’ clubs leader) who work with children from nursery age through high school. Churches leaders from all over central Pennsylvania will be attending. I » Read More

Jesus Touched the Leper

14th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Tonight on our last night of vacation in Virginia we are watching the old classic film Ben Hur. One thing struck me tonight just as it struck me so many years ago when I saw the movie for the first time. In the valley of lepers, Judah Ben Hur’s mother pleads to her son not to » Read More

Debating with a fool

12th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Did you ever notice how current the wisdom of Proverbs is? Wise Solomon who lived so many centuries ago gives good advice to the leaders of today who are running for the most important positions in our nation — president and vice president. This is what he said: “If a wise man goes to court » Read More

Is Anyone Listening?

9th October, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Does God really hear you when you pray?  When you pray do you ever feel like your prayers go no further than the ceiling?  That’s a common question that most of us have asked at some time in our life. As part of my job working parttime at CURE International, I have to request pricing » 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