Thoughts on Deuteronomy #4 — Walk in the way

28th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

Moses told the Israelites: “Do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the LORD your GOd has commanded you.”  (Deuteronomy 5:33) Rules and laws aren’t popular with people. Some people think they are too restrictive. “How can I have fun, enjoy life, be happy, if I » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #3 — Our God is a jealous God.

24th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

When you or I hear the word jealous, our first thoughts are usually not good or helpful. I don’t want you to be jealous of me, and when I am jealous of you, I know it’s harmful to me and my relationship with you. Too many marriages and friendships have been ruined or badly damaged » Read More

Thankful for cardboard boxes

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

Thanksgiving is coming — a time to think about what I’m thankful for. Well, I’m thankful for cardboard boxes. Sound silly! Well,  let me explain. I’m thankful for cardboard boxes because I work in the CURE International warehouse, packing, unpacking, and repacking boxes. Of course, that’s not all I do, but it can be a » Read More

Acts — The New Testament Bridge

15th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This was the week I began the fourth and final book in the God’s Great Covenant series. It’s been over two years since I finished God’s Great Covenant — New Testament 1 and over a year since this third book has been published. Now I’m ready, and very excited, to finish the story of God’s » Read More

Daily Life in Ancient Galilee

8th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

This week in a local church in the Harrisburg-Mechanicsburg, PA, area, I’m doing a workshop on Daily Life in Ancient Galilee. Knowing what life was like in first century Galilee will help students and teachers alike understand how Jesus lived growing up in Nazareth and spending much of His years of ministry around the Sea of » Read More

Thoughts on Deuteronomy #2 — A Wise and Great Nation

7th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

What makes a nation wise and great? In Deuteronomy 4:5-8 Moses gives us the answer to that question. “See I have taught you decrees and laws … observe them carefully for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations who will hear about these decrees and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a » Read More

“Before you were born …”

4th November, 2012 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

If you are like me, you are tired of television and radio ads. When the phone rings, your first thought is, “Oh, no! It’s another pollster!”  The voice mails build up and you just want the phone to stop ringing. In fact, you just want the election to be over.  At the same time, you » Read More