Was it an apple or not? I've wondered about this, have you? Apple, peach, pear, pomegranate...no one really knows because the Bible doesn't tell us. It doesn't really matter in the end because the fruit was not the problem. The choice to doubt God caused the problem. Seeds of doubt The evil one, the devil, the tempter or whatever you might call him, hissed the seed of doubt into the minds of the first man and woman. Until this time, they completely trusted God but now they ha
A Perfect World Imagine living in a world where you were perfectly accepted. Imagine living in a world where you knew that you were significant. Imagine living in a world where you were always at peace. The reality is, there was once a world like that and our ancestors, Adam and Eve lived there. What would it have been like inside them? Emotionally they had it all. No worries. No relational problems. How Do I Know That? In Genesis, the first book in the Bible, the story of th
What a question, right? I can tell you what I know about Him. I learned it as I walked through life. My first picture of God I thought God was stern, uncaring and somewhere far, far away. My picture of God was not very flattering for much of my life. I didn't mean to see Him as someone authoritative, punishing, distant, unconcerned, and someone to be feared. After all if I wasn't a good girl I would go straight to hell, right? I wasn't perfect so you know where that left me.
Is this true? Here we are, on the threshold of a brand spankin' new year. It's about 11:30 pm on New Year's Eve...2018 is almost here. In the USA where I live, I have heard people say, "Out with the old and in with the new!" I ask myself, do I really believe that's possible? If I, or anyone else says I or they believe it, do we in our deepest heart really mean that? For myself, I believe and know it is true in my life. You can't move away from yourself. We all know that chang