Book review by Glenda Faye Mathes Legacy of Mercy by Lynn Austin Bethany; paperback; 400 pages; © 2018 Because I grew to love the main characters in Lynn Austin’s Waves of Mercy (Bethany, 2016), I was thrilled to read more about the lives of Anna and Geesje in her sequel, Legacy of Mercy. My hopes were … Continue reading Mercy to Generations
In light of the state of our country and our current political climate, this text from my morning devotions seems particularly appropriate: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and … Continue reading Truth for today
Greetings, readers! Janie over at Redeemed Reader has posted a review of the first book of my Matthew in the Middle series, Matthew Muddles Through. Her review captures the spirit and time frame of the novel as she describes Matthew and his problems in creative ways. She notes that any reader with siblings can relate to some of them. … Continue reading Redeemer Reader reviews Matthew Muddles Through
Reflections and writing by a scribe who blogs and ascribes glory to God.
How often do two pastors, serving the same denomination in the same country, accept calls to churches in a different denomination and country (but the same for both men) within days of each other? That scenario seems even more unlikely if the two pastors are first cousins—with the same last name. In God’s providence, that’s … Continue reading The Bredenhof cousins: Going to minister down under
Lesley Eischen reviews Discovering Delight.
In today’s culture mentioning God’s law is often met with raised eyebrows or swift accusations of being a legalist.
But King David said, “Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.”
In Discovering Delight, Glenda deftly illustrates how our own delight will be found in meditating on God’s law just as King David proclaimed.
“Hold on to God’s Word. Lift that lamp before you and let it illuminate your way. Keep walking on the right path. Delight in the light!”
As a devotional there are thirty one meditations. Each meditation begins with a Scripture reading and an individual Scripture passage. Each meditation ends with a section of questions for reflection.
The majority of the focus is developed around Psalm 119; though other Psalms and Scriptures are employed. Sections of Reformed Confessions and authors…
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Because this is going to be a busy summer for me, I may not be able to post meditations as regularly as I'd like for the next few months. As I schedule my work for May, I see that I need to make some time sacrifices. Rather than spending precious hours writing blog meditations, I … Continue reading Meditating on meditations
Since I have a lot going on in my life right now, I'm not taking time to craft a new meditation on Psalm 36 today. Instead I'm posting a link to a brief reflection on some of the most beautiful images of the psalm, which I originally posted almost three years ago: Drinking from God's … Continue reading River of Delights, Psalm 36
In God's perfect timing and following recent discussion with friends about trusting in God, Psalm 20 becomes more meaningful than ever. Do you feel that today is your day of trouble? Read and rejoice in this psalm! The psalm begins with seven exclamations pleading for specific actions and outcomes (Psalm 20:1-5, ESV): May the Lord answer you … Continue reading Trusting in God’s Name, Psalm 20