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It’s “birthday weekend” at our house. We will celebrate the blessing of time. Ethan into his teenage years and Devin into his “fourth quarter.” Balloons will be blown up, candles will be blown out, but may we never forget the blessing of time. Time to treasure, love, and listen. Time to talk, make memories, and … Read more
Bragging is bad. Boasting is annoying. Yet, several times in the Bible, God tells us to boast. What does God tell us to boast about? Him, of course. But, also we are told to boast about knowing Him: “Thus says the Lord, ‘Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the … Read more
“Year after year, observe your feasts on schedule” (Isaiah 29:1). Taken out of context, this verse may seem to emphasize our organized worship of God. In context, however, you will understand how angry God is with His children’s plodding, insincere religious activities. Woe to the people, Isaiah the prophet warned. Lamenting, mourning, and destruction were … Read more
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We were driving to soccer practice, talking about something, when my son said, “you know, I’ll see it when I know it.” It took me a second to realize he said it backwards! Usually, we hear “I’ll know it when I see it.” As we laughed about his mix-up, I realized what he said is … Read more
This morning, I decided to be more vocal, more open about something . . . there is something I’ve been keeping a bit to myself lately that I feel compelled to share with you. I was reading Psalm 86, a prayer of David, this morning. Near the end, David wrote that God helped him and … Read more
Spending your birthday in quarantine is different, but not without bonus features! Here are 10 things the Erickson’s are doing during this quarantine time and in celebration of my 50th (cannot believe it) birthday: I got to do the shopping so that I could get exactly what I wanted to have for my birthday! Lots … Read more
It’s always fun to hear a reader’s response to your blog post, but this reader’s response was so . . . opposite . . . and yet similar. I knew y’all needed to hear it. Karen Jenks is the co-leader for our Tuesday night Bible study with my church home. She and I make a … Read more
Most of the time when, we hear the word “church,” we think of the building we go to on Sundays. But, that’s not how Jesus used the word “church” when He first spoke it. When Peter openly declared that Jesus was the Christ, the son of the living God (Matthew 16:13-16), Jesus blessed Peter and … Read more