This post was originally written in 2010, when I was 36 years old. You do the math… (wink!) Something odd has been happening to me lately. I’ve been getting old! Yup! I knew it would happen someday, but it has kinda caught me off guard. For the first time I can remember, I’m not one […]
Today, we’re concluding our study of chapter 3, “Thinking Biblically,” with a look at this amazing verse from Scripture: “…Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5, KJV). Honestly, I’ve always viewed this verse […]
As we continue our journey through the study guide of my book, Juggling Life’s Responsibilities, we find this simple question: “In Proverbs 3:5 and 6, what is God’s recipe for success?” (page 52). Last week I received an email from a dear friend and reader, and she asked, I just finished reading your last [blog […]
Wisdom is so absolutely essential to my life. The older I get, and the more I read in God’s Word, the more desperately I realize my need for God’s wisdom.
This week I have been doing a daily study of wisdom, only looking in the book of Proverbs. There is much more in my Bible than just what is found in Proverbs, but it’s all I’ve had time for this week. But it’s whetting my appetite, and I plan to continue this study.
James 1:5 is a wonderful promise, one that I have clung to many times already in my life. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (NIV).
The next question in my Juggling Life’s Responsibilities study guide is regarding these controversial verses from 1 Timothy 2.
“Do you think it’s fair to say women are more vulnerable than men to being deceived?”
My first reaction is that no, it doesn’t feel one bit fair. I don’t feel deceived! Not any more than anyone else, anyway! In fact, I jotted a note on my study page that “It feels like a woman sometimes sees things first in God’s Word. Then later, God opens her husband’s eyes to the same truth.”
I’m supposed to be answering the next question in the study guide for Juggling Life’s Responsibilities, which discusses 1 Timothy 2:9-15: “I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God. […]
Today, we’re continuing on with our discussion from chapter 3 of Juggling Life’s Responsibilities. “According to Jeremiah 17:9, we should not trust our own judgment. Why not?” Let me give you a little background to this discussion. In my Juggling book, I wrote, “Women especially need wisdom. Each of us needs wisdom to be a […]
As we continue our Bible study from my Juggling Life’s Responsibilities, we see this question: “According to Psalm 111:10, where does wisdom begin?” “The fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding” (Psalm 111:10). “What does it mean to ‘fear YHWH’?” Since a common form of Hebrew poetry […]