Isaiah: Setting Things Right

On the Other Side of Confusion, Distress, and Regret

            How does it feel to be swept up in the consequences of sin? Sometimes it’s our sin; sometimes we’re caught in the fallout of someone else’s sin. A careless word, a wrong decision, an unguarded moment, or a detrimental pattern of life ushers in a season of heaviness, sorrow, or struggle. What does it feel like to reap the consequences of harm, wrong, injury, or foolishness? Most of us know.

            The consequences of sin trouble us in various forms. A fog of confusion creeps over us that is cold and unsettling. We don’t want this situation, but we can’t see how to fix it. We think ...

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Isaiah: Setting Things Right

"What Does God Do in Our Lives?"

            He rescues us. When we place our faith in God, He works to rescue our souls from famine, dryness, coldness, isolation, oppression, and wandering. He rescues our souls from famine by nourishing them with the truth. He rescues our souls from dryness by bringing joy and laughter back into life ...

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Isaiah: Setting Things Right

Isaiah 2:2-4 gives us some good news concerning the future.

A World Set Right

            In the latter days, priorities and values will change from what they are now. People will understand the value of knowing God and His word, and they will come to Him to learn. They will come, not just to get information or to hear a new idea or philosophy, but to embrace His word and His ways, to be conformed to them, and to practice ... 

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Not Caveman Days

Isaiah: Setting Things Right has recently become available as an e-book. To celebrate that mile marker, I'm going to post some excerpts. The first is about God's "paintbrush" and "canvas."

Isaiah 1:1 The vision of Isaiah the son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem … (NKJV)

"A skillful painter knows how to transfer the vision in his mind to the blank canvas. The instrument that God used to put His “vision” on paper, or parchment, was not a brush, but a man named Isaiah ...

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Finding Our Place in Life

Finding “our place” in life can sometimes be a long process. We want a place that is secure, that is uniquely ours, and that is enjoyable and heartwarming. We want a place from which we can launch out into life’s circumstances and relationships and navigate them well. We want a home base that ... 

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Our Turn to Bless

Friday is the first anniversary of my mom’s passing, so this blog is in her honor.

In the cemetery where my mother is buried are the graves of several generations of women  ...

 

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Scrapbook Cards in Bible Study

I have scrapbooked for almost ten years. I enjoy it as a stress reliever, as an excuse to be with friends, and as a creative outlet. The papers are pretty, the embellishments are snazzy, and the pictures I cherish are preserved for all time in meaningful ways. Until the tape runs out. Then I have to run to the scrapbook store (oh no!) and restrain myself to buy only tape. And maybe one more set of stickers.

A few years ago, my mom Beebe and I found a way to incorporate scrapbooking into our Bible study classes. It can take as little as five minutes of class time to do it. At the end of the class, we pass out little kits to each lady in the group, and inside are pre-cut papers, ribbon, and bling (sparkly stuff). As a group we put together the card which has a principle from the lesson printed on the top layer of paper.

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A Person's Worth

A person’s worth is not summed up in what he or she can do for us. Neither is God’s.

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Stress Relievers: Hold Your Soul Close to God

Life, circumstances, and some people can hold our souls close to harm—things that discourage us, ruin our self-image, entice us to take up bad attitudes or habits, or cause us to doubt what we know is true and good. When our souls are held close to harm for too long, attitudes can form that isolate us from other people such as “I don’t need anyone,” or “Don’t mess with me.” We can become angry or hopeless, convinced that things will never get better for us.

But there’s a solution. We can choose to hold our souls close to God. We can do it with prayer, Bible study, church attendance, spiritual songs, remembering Scripture, and so forth. In Him, we can find relief from burdens, confusion, sorrow, heaviness, uncertainty, and coldness. Close to God, we find ...

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Stress Relievers: Focusing on the Goal

Focusing only on the goal, the “destination,” of what I’m working on, makes me impatient. I realized that the goal isn’t the only important thing. The process of reaching the goal is also important. Every day ...

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