Posts from May 2020

Posts from May 2020

Amazing Grace

This is the original hymn written by John Newton in 1779. It is by far my favorite hymn, and I have sung it for many years in times of trials, happiness, and celebration. The hymn has recently become so much sweeter to me, as my eldest son and I have been studying about the time of John Newton in our history book.

1 Thessalonians 4:1

“Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.” (ESV)

Galatians 6:9 / Growing Weary

Stonebrook Women’s Blog:  (Judy Anderson) We are in a bit of a war over here.  A couple of months ago we found that somehow cloth moths had been brought into the home.  So we decided that it was time to nip this in the bud and see what we could do to get rid of them.  We deduced that they were mainly in two bedrooms and decided that every single item in those rooms must be cleaned and washed, including…

Pandemic Ponderings – The God Hunt Challenge

 Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things. Philippians 4:8 As the Coronavirus continues to play out in our world, I find myself reacting in a variety of ways, the most recent reoccurring one being restlessness. It’s a similar feeling to what I used to grapple with towards the end of my pregnancies when I was…

Women’s Summer Bible Study

Join us Monday May 18th at 7 p.m. or Wed May 20th at 6:30 a.m. for a women’s study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians for 9 weeks.  We will have one hour of discussion and one hour of DVD teaching (which may be available for you at another time online). Cost is $20 with scholarships available. This will be a Bible study taking place over Zoom, so grab coffee or a snack and cozy in with us for some fellowship…

Kings and Chronicles

Lately I’ve been reading 1&2 Kings and 1& 2 Chronicles and I’ve been thinking about the leadership and example of the various kings in these accounts.  One account that stood out to me is in 2 Chronicles 32, where Sennacherib, king of Assyria, is attacking Jerusalem during the reign of Hezekiah, and was threatening the people that their God would not deliver them.  Sennacherib says, “On what are you trusting, that you endure the siege in Jerusalem? Is not Hezekiah…