God wouldn’t choose me, would he?

Do you think God has a purpose for you, for your life? We have excuses and reasons why God shouldn’t choose us: We’re imperfect! We’re not qualified! In this, we are not different from a lot of people in the Bible.       God called Jeremiah to be a formidable prophet. Jeremiah had labeled… Read More

Biblical Detecting With Character Studies

Do you read “who-done-its” or watch detective shows? God Chooses Imperfect People: Tamar and Judah is tailor-made for you. You can be a detective yourself as you read Bible stories. Look closely at the events, scenes, and characters to understand the whos, hows, and whys in the story. Detectives are taught to analyze without the overlay… Read More

Increase Your Bible Understanding Through History

When my husband and I speak to each other, even after 40+ years of marriage, we need a translator. We’re both speaking English, but we’re coming to the conversation out of very different ways of thinking. Not to mention background, male/female differences, likes and dislikes, family of origin, etc. I think he means “this” when… Read More

The Bible is full of drama; read it that way.

For a large part of human history, literacy was limited to an elite few. People learned the laws of the land, royal edicts, and important news by gathering together to listen to oral proclamations. In ancient Israel and the early church, oral recitation of the Word of God provided the primary way to be informed… Read More

Do you want to dig deeper into the Bible?

Are you stuck in your childhood, Sunday School, fun-little-song edition of the Bible? If you don’t look for and expect to discover deeper understanding, you won’t find it. If you are like me, when you read the Bible a voice whispers in your brain, “I already know this story.” Our brains work that way—they connect what is coming… Read More