Scarecrows in a cucumber field

20th August, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

“Their idols are like scarecrows in a cucumber field.” (Jeremiah 10:5) These words of the LORD God through the pen of Jeremiah evokes a colorful image in my mind. What is a scarecrow and what does it do? A scarecrow is a funny-looking, hay-stuffed doll-like figure attached to a pole in the middle of a » Read More

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

Paraphrasing Paul

6th August, 2013 - Posted by Claire Larsen - No Comments

One of the best ways to find out if you understand the content of a biblical passage is to paraphrase it in your own words. You must grasp the meaning of the verses in order to¬†rewrite what you have read in simple and ordinary, yet accurate, words. This past week I wrote the first of » Read More