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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 […]

Thou, thou alone can steer us over the bar between yon sunken rocks, safe into the fair haven

Sunday, February 24th, 2019

C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening Daily Readings September 22, Evening When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. –Psalm 61:2 Most of us know what it is to be overwhelmed in heart; emptied as when a man wipeth a dish and turneth it upside down; submerged and thrown […]

The Lord has not passed you by — approach him and be at peace

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Morning And Evening Daily Readings by C.H. Spurgeon February 24, Evening O Lord of hosts, how long will You not have mercy on Jerusalem … And the Lord answered the angel … with good and comforting words. –Zechariah 1:12-13 What a sweet answer to an anxious enquiry! This night let us rejoice in it. O […]

Ideas for your personal Bible study and prayer time

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

This is the stack of books which I currently use for my personal Bible study and prayer time — four of these are always in the stack, some are just temporary. The Reese Chronological Bible — this is the Bible I’ve been using for 20 years or more. I would prefer a different translation, but […]

It is unwise to try to carry next week’s burdens today

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Bible Truths Illustrated: For the Use of Preachers, Teachers, Bible-School, Christian Endeavor, Temperance and Other Christian Workers by J.C. Pittman, 1917 Do not worry about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your […]

Paul’s three-word description of what sin does to all people

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Taken from Come, Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul David Tripp, 2017, pp. 82-82. People will be lovers of themselves. 2 Timothy 3:2 It’s the inescapable, destructive commitment of every person that was ever born. It marches down a pathway of separation from God and our ultimate doom. None of us […]

God would have his servants dressed in the livery of joy

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Morning And Evening by C.H. Spurgeon January 9 Evening Serve the Lord with gladness. –Psalm 100:2 Delight in divine service is a token of acceptance. Those who serve God with a sad countenance, because they do what is unpleasant to them, are not serving him at all; they bring the form of homage, but the […]

Cancer update — Resist the devil and he will flee from you

Monday, December 10th, 2018

In April of 2017 I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. And, over these past 20 months, the Lord has performed a miracle in my life. No, the cancer has not gone away — my most recent chemo infusion was yesterday. The miracle is that, all this time, the Lord has kept me in a state […]

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