Book Review : The Case for Hope

Book Review : The Case for Hope

Lee Strobel begins his book, The Case for Hope : Looking ahead with confidence and courage, with the importance of hope and how people without hope, like prisoners of war, unaccountably die. Strobel contrasts biblical hope with wishful thinking, blind optimism and...
Short Devotion : Proverbs 4:23

Short Devotion : Proverbs 4:23

Above all else, guard your heart,       for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 Our heart is used symbolically for our affections, ambitions and motivations – those things which provide the stimulus for us to act. We guard our hearts by being...
Quote by Suzanne de Dietrich on Grace

Quote by Suzanne de Dietrich on Grace

Many years ago, I read God’s unfolding purpose : a guide to the study of the Bible by Suzanne de Dietrich. Her thoughts about grace continue to speak to me: The entire Biblical revelation affirms that salvation is by grace. … But this revelation is so utterly...
Short Devotion : Proverbs 3:19

Short Devotion : Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,    by understanding he set the heavens in place. Proverbs 3:19 God created the world with wisdom. There’s intentionality about the way he formed the earth and the heavens. Even in the apparent randomness...
Short Devotion : Proverbs 2:12,16

Short Devotion : Proverbs 2:12,16

Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men … whose words are perverse … Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman … with her seductive words. Proverbs 2:12, 16 The book of Proverbs expounds the dangers of words that are “perverse” or “seductive.” We...
Book Review : Stoic at Work

Book Review : Stoic at Work

The author, Annie Lawson, uses ancient wisdom from the Stoics to reflect on modern workplaces in her book, Stoic at Work : Ancient Wisdom to Make Your Job a Bit Less Annoying. Lawson quotes from Marcus Aurelius a Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD. He wrote what we...
Short Devotions : Proverbs 1:20

Short Devotions : Proverbs 1:20

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud,     she raises her voice in the public square. Proverbs 1:20 God wants his wisdom to be known. He hasn’t hidden it in universities or in libraries full of books, instead, it’s available to everyone as they go about...