“And Now, Worship” ( Romans 12:1, KNOX ) by Carley Evans


Paul calls us – that is, Christians – “rational creatures.” As rational creatures, we owe God our “bodies as a living sacrifice.” I like Paul’s use of the plural when he refers to the bodies of Christians and the singular when he refers to the living sacrifice. Paul often refers to Christians as members of…

“A Favour” ( Romans 4: 4-5, KNOX ) by Carley Evans


Ever done a favor for someone; perhaps even for a stranger, someone who may have knocked at your window at a stoplight to ask for money? Paul says this is what God does for us, strangers, even enemies. God does a favor for us! He makes sinners “just men.” We are not due this favor;…


Originally posted on DooRFrame Books:
“I highly recommend this book! It has been a long time since I’ve read a book that I didn’t want to put down, ANNIE DREAMING kept me up until nearly midnight. Carley has a wonderful way of putting into words the love and yet tension that happens in a family…

“True Wisdom” ( Proverbs 9:10, KNOX ) by Carley Evans


“True wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord; he best discerns, who has knowledge of holy things.” 7 True wisdom is founded on the fear of the Lord; who but a fool would despise such wisdom, and the lessons she teaches? 8 Heed well, my son, thy father’s warnings, nor make light of thy mother’s teaching;…


Originally posted on God Running:
To read the previous post on Genesis, go to Joseph and Israel, Jesus and the Jew. Read Genesis 48:1-15 Some time later Joseph was told, “Your father is ill.” So he took his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim along with him. When Jacob was told, “Your son Joseph has come…

“A Right Word Spoken” ( Proverbs 15:23, KNOX ) by Carley Evans


Sometimes when I give advice, I wonder how it will be taken. Will the person listen? Will the person appreciate the counsel? Did I choose the correct time to speak? Was the counsel wanted? In other words, did I have any business giving the advice in the first place? God says, “There are times when…

The Blogathon – Parts 1, 2, 3


This is a supplemental blog post for today, as I was recently tagged in a by Reveling in the Overflowing Grace of God, a blog that I follow on a regular basis. I’m honored that Jeff thought enough of my blog to tap me to participate in this Blogathon. So, I am attempting to carry…

Blogathon – Part 3


Onward! Jeff at Reveling in the Overflowing Grace of God tapped me to participate in this Blogathon. Part 1 is around here somewhere. Part 1 consists of the 11 Things About Me and the 11 Answers to the 11 Questions Jeff asked. Part 2 is around here, too. In Part 2 I tapped or tagged…

Blogathon – Part 2


Onward! Jeff at Reveling in the Overflowing Grace of God tapped me to participate in this Blogathon. Part 1 is around here somewhere. Part 1 consists of the 11 Things About Me and the 11 Answers to the 11 Questions Jeff asked. Here’s Part 2: I’m to tap or tag 11 bloggers I routinely follow…

Blogathon – Part 1


This is a supplemental blog post for today, as I was recently tagged in a by Reveling in the Overflowing Grace of God, a blog that I follow on a regular basis. I’m honored that Jeff thought enough of my blog to tap me to participate in this Blogathon. So, I am attempting to carry…


A slightly different take on the old adage, “Where’s there’s life, there’s hope.”