2011 : Grace Partakers in Review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,700 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many…

“Snuffed Out” ( Isaiah 43: 16 – 17, NIV ) by Carley Evans


“16 This is what the LORD says— he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, 17 who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:” God commands us to forget the former…

“Relief From Burden” ( Matthew 11: 28, KJV ) by Carley Evans


“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” I’ve not met any person in this life who is — at one point or another — not ‘heavy laden’ or in need of ‘rest.’ Every person ‘labours’ or has known the hard labour of a prisoner. Jesus…

“Fuel For The Fire” ( Isaiah 9: 5, NIV ) by Carley Evans


5 Every warrior’s boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will be fuel for the fire. 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,…

“Good News Of Great Joy” ( Luke 2: 10, NIV )


An angel of the Lord appears to shepherds who live “out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.” (Luke 2:8) The angel terrifies the shepherds, but reassures them by telling them, “I bring you good news of great joy.” The angel tells the men of the Savior’s birth, and of the…

“Stones Cry Out” ( Luke 19: 40, NIV ) by Carley Evans


Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a colt “which no one has ever ridden.” (Luke 19:30) The crowd of disciples throw their cloaks in front of the colt as Jesus approaches. The disciples “joyfully praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they have seen.” (Luke 19:37) Some of the Pharisees in the crowd ask…

“By Remission” ( Luke 1: 77, KJV ) by Carley Evans


76And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, 78Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us.”…

“Since The World Began” ( Luke 1: 70, KJV ) by Carley Evans


“68Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He hath visited and redeemed His people, 69And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David; 70As He spake by the mouth of His holy prophets, which have been since the world began.” God has been speaking to mankind…