“Progenitor Of Love” ( 1 John 4: 9, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


The author of the first letter of John writes of love, of what love is and of its progenitor — God. “Love consists in this: not that we love God, but that He loves us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10) This amazing love “was revealed among…

“Wake Up, Wake Up” ( Isaiah 51: 7-9, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


God says, “Listen to Me.” He tells us, “do not fear disgrace by men, and do not be shattered by their taunts.” He encourages us to “put on the strength of the Lord’s power;” promising: “I — I Am the One who comforts you. Who are you that you should fear man who dies, or…

“Watch Your Step” ( Proverbs 14: 22, NEB ) by Carley Evans


“Do not those who intend evil go astray?” The thought that anyone would deliberately intend evil is difficult to fathom; and this despite my acceptance of humankind’s fallen nature. God warns that “no man can establish himself by wickedness.” (Proverbs 12:3) Apparently some people believe their evil schemes will work to make their lives better….

I’m Part of the 2011 “Post A Day” Challenge


I’ve decided I want to blog more! Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a day for all of 2011. This has been my goal all along — I know it isn’t easy, but it’s been fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m…

“To Your Father In Secret” ( Matthew 6: 1, 4, 18; HCSB ) by Carley Evans


“Be careful,” says Jesus, “not to practice your righteousness in front of people, to be seen by them.” (Matthew 6:1) “And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Matthew 6:18)   Be private, says Jesus, in prayer. “Don’t babble like the idolaters.” (Matthew 6:7) Be private, says Jesus, in giving to the poor….

“No Fear” ( 1 John 4: 18, HCSB ) by Carley Evans


“There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love.” Most importantly, “the one who has the Son has life.” (1 John 5:12) Secondly, “this is the confidence we have before Him: Whenever we ask…

“The One Rule” ( Romans 13: 9-10, NEB ) by Carley Evans


“For the commandments, ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not covet’, and any other commandment there may be, are all summed up in the one rule, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ Love cannot wrong a neighbor; therefore the whole law is summed up in love.”  …

“Take Courage!” ( Acts 23: 11, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Ananias orders Paul to be struck in the mouth. Paul says, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall!” (Acts 23:3) Some overhear Paul’s angry remark, and say, “You dare to insult God’s high priest?” Paul responds, “Brothers, I did not realize that he is the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil…