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The Story of Laurie, Chapter One

Friday, January 29th, 2021

Dear Readers, Six months ago my wife Laurie passed from this life into glory, is now made perfect, and is ranked higher than an angel. Good for her. Not so easy for me. Laurie had handled all of the internet stuff — blogs, emails, etc. Now it’s my job. I’m slowly finding the pieces and […]

Practice Maintaining the Face of an Angel

Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

Stephen Accused of Blasphemy — 8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then there arose some from what is called the Synagogue of the Freedmen (Cyrenians, Alexandrians, and those from Cilicia and Asia), disputing with Stephen. 10 And they were not able to resist the […]

Envy is the strongest of all emotions

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Some say that envy is the strongest of all emotions. Jealousy is when you admire something and wish you could be like that. Envy is when you realize you can never be like that, so you want to destroy it. Mark 15:10 For he knew that the chief priests had handed Him over because of […]

Reader, how does it fare with your family?

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

by Charles Spurgeon Excerpt from The Treasury of David I will be careful to lead a blameless life . . . I will walk in my house with a blameless heart. Psalm 101:2 Piety must begin at home. Our first duties are those within our own abode. We must have a blameless heart at home, […]

God and my soul possess each other

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

Archibald Brown This God Is Our God 1896 The LORD’s portion is His people. Deuteronomy 32:9 The LORD is my portion, says my soul, therefore I hope in Him. Lamentations 3:24 The above two passages of Scripture ought never to be separated. God and my soul possess each other. God finds his portion in His […]

John MacArthur — God Won’t Let You Go

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Since I spend a lot of time on the couch lately, I often listen to sermons and radio broadcasts. This series by John MacArthur has been a great blessing to me this week, and I thought you might like it too. Grace to You Perseverance of the Saints, Part 3 Friday, March 1, 2019

All the various dealings of God with His children, do by a special providence turn to their good

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Excerpt from A Divine Cordial by Thomas Watson “…The excellency of the privilege, “All things work together for good.” This is as Jacob’s staff in the hand of faith, with which we may walk cheerfully to the mount of God. What will satisfy or make us content, if this will not? All things work together […]

Nothing in this world is more beautiful

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

by J.R. Miller A ship is made to go in the water, and no matter how deep the sea nor how wild the tempest, all goes well as long as the water does not get into the ship. The problem of managing a ship is not to keep the ship out of the water but […]

My friend Jeri Sisson

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

My friend Jeri Sisson died this week. I’ve known her since the late 80’s — when we all were figuring out how to do this homeschooling thing here in Illinois. The Sissons were the first ones to work on connecting homeschooling families across the state and organize the first Illinois homeschool convention — the state-wide […]

A diligent pupil in the College of Contentment

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

by Charles H. Spurgeon I have learned in whatever state I am, therewith to be content. Philippians 4:11 These words show us that contentment is not a natural propensity of man. Grumbling, discontent, and murmuring are as natural to man as weeds are to the soil. We need not sow thistles and weeds; they come […]


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