“Approve Excellence” ( Philippians 1: 10, KJV ) by Carley Evans


Paul commends the church at Philippi to “approve things that are excellent.” (Philippians 1:10) He — with Timothy — encourages them to allow “love to abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.” (Philippians 1:9) He wants them to “be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ.” (Philippians 1:10) He…

“Running After Things” ( Matthew 6: 32, NIV ) by Carley Evans


God the Father, says Jesus, knows exactly what you need and exactly when you need it. Each day has evil enough of its own for you to be concerned about tomorrow. Live today, and stop worrying about yesterday and tomorrow! Jesus isn’t saying not to prepare for your future in that He speaks elsewhere of…

“Filled With Fear” ( Hebrews 10: 29, Darby ) by Carley Evans


“Of how much worse punishment, think ye, shall he be judged worthy who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and esteemed the blood of the covenant, whereby he has been sanctified, common, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?” What is insulting to the Spirit of grace? How do I fail to show…

“Free From Fear” ( 1 John 2: 2, NIV ) by Carley Evans


The author of 1 John writes simply, “[Jesus] is the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” Now and then in the Word, God sums up the gospel in a brief, powerful statement. Here it is again — the three major elements of our salvation: Jesus, His atoning sacrifice, and our sins. Jesus says it Himself, “The…

“My Law In Your Heart” ( Hebrews 8: 10, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Now I know it’s difficult to be compared to a dog, but maybe it’s a bit easier to take seriously if I compare us — Christians, that is — to puppies. Puppies, experts say, are desperate to please. They do virtually anything for attention. Over time, their motivation becomes not only a desire for attention…

Reposting “Always A Consequence”


“Always A Consequence” ( Acts 5: 1-10, NIV ) by Carley Evans Familiar with the expression ‘I’m my own worst enemy’? God does not punish us when we fall into a sin — that punishment fell upon Jesus as He suffered and died on a cross. But, though God forgives and forgets our sin, a…

“And the 15 Nominees Are” ( by Carley Evans )


The 5 bloggers/blogs that I already gave the MOST VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD to are: RESTING IN HIS GRACE — by M.T. Sweat. I love Pot Pie. TWO MINUTES OF GRACE by Debbie Branson also comes to mind along with the peace she gives. SUMMATHETES by Brian. I’ve been following this blog for several years now….

“Always A Consequence” ( Acts 5: 1 – 10, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Familiar with the expression ‘I’m my own worst enemy’? God does not punish us when we fall into a sin — that punishment fell upon Jesus as He suffered and died on a cross. But, though God forgives and forgets our sin, a consequence always follows. Some consequences are relatively minor; others are devastating. Ananias…

Versatile Blogger Payback x 5 ( by Carley Evans )


Thanks to Jeffrey Miskell and his trusty YouTube video, I now know how to add links within my posts. Yay, Jeffrey! Thanks so much! So, as some of you may know, I’ve been nominated/awarded the Most Versatile Blogger Award or the Versatile Blogger Award 5 times now; I think. To thank each of you —…