Encouragement Through Hard Times

By Roger Bailey / November 24, 2022 /

“Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.”  (2 Tim 1:2 NIV) Just as the Apostle Paul wrote this encouraging prayer to Timothy, it is my prayer for all who read this blog.  This short prayer is also presented at the beginning of many of the epistles.  Grace is receiving…

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Do we have to earn rest?

By Nancy Ruth / September 22, 2022 /

I’ve never been very good at resting. I’ve made it my goal to use every minute of my time well, so I specialized in becoming more efficient (so I could do more). I constantly told myself that I had to finish whatever project I set myself before I could rest. Rest became a reward for…

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What Bible reading plan do I follow?

By Nancy Ruth / July 28, 2022 /

There are several Bible reading plans. The current trend is to read the entire Bible in one year. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s not my favorite. I get behind schedule and then stress out because it takes SO MUCH to catch up again. No thanks. So, what plan do I use?

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Can we really make ourselves better?

By Nancy Ruth / January 18, 2021 /

Each January, the air is full of hope. “This year will be better,” we tell ourselves. We set goals, make resolutions, and vow to be better. Is all this effort worth it? Can we really make ourselves better? The answer to this question is “yes and no.” There are things we can change. People quit…

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2 Lessons for Kids from the US Capital Riot

By Nancy Ruth / January 14, 2021 /

If you haven’t heard, the U.S. Capital Building was stormed last week for the first time since the War of 1812. This whole thing upsets me so much that I’m not going to go into much of the whys, wherefores, justifications, morality, and responses. Others have done that. Here are just a few if you…

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Star of Bethlehem

By Nancy Ruth / December 21, 2020 /

If you’re a stargazer or an educator, you probably know that tonight (Dec. 21, 2020) is a rare planetary alignment. Articles like this one suggest it may be the “Star of Bethlehem.” Is that true? Let’s talk about it. Planetary Alignment Some may be asking, “What’s happening Dec. 21, 2020?” That night the planets Saturn…

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Christian Worldview Devotionals – The Answer Book by Nancy Ruth (Unit 2 Sample Lesson)

By Hope Willis / July 15, 2020 /

What do you do when people tell you something that is different from what the Bible says? Find out in this sample from Nancy Ruth’s Christian worldview devotionals. This excerpt is Lesson 2 from The Answer Book: Small-Group Guide by Nancy Ruth. This book presents seven weeks’ worth of Bible studies for family members to explore together…

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Do You Love Jesus More? Christian Worldview Devotionals (Unit 6 Sample Devotional)

By Hope Willis / June 18, 2020 /

God wants us to love Him more than anyone or anything else. Do you love Jesus more? Find out in this sample from Nancy Ruth’s Christian worldview devotionals. This excerpt is Week 6, Day 3 from The Answer Book: A Devotional for Busy Families by Nancy Ruth. This book presents seven weeks’ worth of Bible…

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Flip-Through The Answer Book: Small-Group Guide (Christian worldview devotionals)

By Hope Willis / June 11, 2020 /

Are you looking for a Bible study to introduce a biblical worldview? Do you like to flip through books before you buy them? If so, this video is for you! This is a “flip-through” of The Answer Book: Small-Group Guide by Nancy Ruth. This book presents seven weeks’ worth of Bible studies for family members…

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Who Can God Use? Christian Worldview Devotionals (Unit 4 Sample Lesson)

By Hope Willis / May 28, 2020 /

Do you ever wonder if God can use you? God can use anyone who follows Jesus. That includes you, me, and Gideon. Find out in this sample from Nancy Ruth’s Christian worldview devotionals. This excerpt is Lesson 4 from The Answer Book: Small-Group Guide by Nancy Ruth. The Answer Book recognizes that today’s families keep…

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