“Wage versus Gift” ( Romans 6:23, KNOX ) by Carley Evans


Here is the key difference ( beyond the obvious that our Adversary is evil and our Lord is good ) between Satan and God — Satan offers us a wage that we earn; God offers a gift that is free and that no amount of effort or good intention can earn. Sin offers death, for…

“No Law” ( Galatians 5:22-23 KNOX ) by Carley Evans


No law gives what the Spirit gives, says Paul. The Spirit yields a harvest, says Paul. The law does not, and can not. The law is capable only of pointing out sin. This is the law’s value – that it convicts us of wrongdoings. But the Spirit, says Paul, yields a better harvest – its…

“Abundant Hope” ( Romans 15: 13, KNOX ) by Carley Evans


The author of your hope – if you are a Christian – is God. He fills you with joy and peace “in your believing.” He desires for you to “hope in abundance.” You must recognize your hope comes “through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Perhaps you try to generate this joy and peace and…

Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup!


  So I came home from work one fine day and I received a text from my sister Zeena demanding (jokingly) that I make her dinner. Well I was feeling creative and so that is just what I did. I came up with a recipe for a delicious Sweet Potato Turmeric Soup! I had extra…

“These Words” ( Deuteronomy 6: 6-7, WYC ) by Carley Evans


And these words which I command to thee today, shall be in thine heart; and thou shalt tell those to thy sons, and thou shalt think upon them, sitting in thine house, and going in the way (and going on the way), lying down, and rising (up).  What are ‘these words’? Moses orates: Thou shalt…

“Raised Up From” ( Isaiah 55:8-9, WYC ) by Carley Evans


In case you wonder why we don’t understand God, He tells us the reason. He says as far as the heaven is from the earth is similar to how far above us are His ways and His thoughts. God is beyond us, above us, raised up from us. For why my thoughts be not your thoughts, and…