Good Father Series: Proverbs 3:13

“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” Proverbs 3:13 (KJV) One of my kindred spirits is George MacDonald, a Christian teacher. When his words flow into my ears and heart, I visualize the colorful photo on the cover of At The Back of The North Wind and smile. Growing up, MacDonald’s father forbade him …

God is a Good Father, Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; lean not unto thine own understanding.”  Proverbs 3:5 (KJV) One lesson I learned growing up without a dad was how to be self-sufficient. In college, I celebrated and reinforced this philosophy with various classes in women’s studies, feminist literary criticism, and American literature. But reading Proverbs 3:5 and The Wisdom of the …

God is a Good Father: Proverbs 2:1 – 11

Today, we dive into the hidden treasure of Proverbs 2:1-11. Lee Strobel provides excellent insight in The Case for Christ Study Bible. Jesus is wisdom Incarnate. As the Word of God, he is the very nature of truth (see John 1:1,14). Because Jesus came from God and is one with him, he embodies the spirit of truth and wisdom. Jesus …

“If I Live” by Terri Blackstock

Casey is hiding again—in Memphis this time—but it’s different now. She knows without a doubt that Dylan believes her and is doing all he can to help bring Brent’s killer to justice. He’s become an unexpected friend . . . and even, maybe, something more. Hope makes everything more bearable. Casey makes a deal with the DA to turn over …

God is a Good Father: Proverbs 1:20-33

Welcome Back to God Is A Good Father Series! As we continue the Epic Battle between Good and Evil, who do you turn to for advice and wise counsel? Your friends? Teachers? How-to books? Magazines? Today we investigate Proverbs 1:20-33, where “Wisdom crieth without,” like the thunderous voice of a Billy Graham Convention in Columbia, South Carolina, a message titled …

In Review: If I’m Found

Is Dylan hunting Casey to prosecute her or protect her? Casey Cox is still on the run, fleeing prosecution for a murder she didn’t commit. Dylan Roberts—her most relentless pursuer—is still on her trail, but his secret emails insist that he knows the truth and wants to help her. He’s let her escape before when he had her in his …

God Is a Good Father: Proverbs 1:8-19

Welcome back to God Is a Good Father Series! Last time we featured Proverbs 1-7 and highlighted verse 7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” This important Scripture reminder about the Fear, Awesomeness, or Reverence of God Almighty sets up the Epic Battle we will face: the war between Good and Evil, …

In Review: Come Fly the World

Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men–era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted up Required to have a college degree, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on iconic Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to …

God Is a Good Father: Proverbs 1:1-7

Today we begin the God is a Good Father Series with this Bible promise: James 1: 5, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” God loves to give good gifts to his children, and if we ask for wisdom, he will …