Babies in the Plans of God

Last time, I asked you to guess who was the most important baby ever born. Do you know the answer? It’s Jesus! Did you know Jesus was related to another special baby in the New Testament? His name was John the Baptist. John’s mother, Elisabeth, and Jesus’ mother, Mary, were…

Jesus Loves The Little Children

Something very exciting happened for us on July 5 when we welcomed baby William James into our home! We are so thankful to the Lord for this wonderful gift. Since William’s birth, I’ve thought a lot about children in the Bible. You might know the chorus “Jesus loves the little children/All…

A Disease Only God Can Cure

The last few weeks have been very strange, haven’t they? Just like the coronavirus is affecting many people in our time, a terrible disease called leprosy struck during Bible times. Leprosy was an incurable infection that caused painful lumps on a person’s skin. Often, people with leprosy were separated from…

Jonah: A Disobedient Servant Restored

Do you sometimes disobey your parents even when they’ve asked you to obey more than once? When you disobey your parents, you are disobeying God. In the Old Testament, we read about a man named Jonah who also disobeyed God. God asked Jonah twice to obey Him, but Jonah refused…

Abraham and Isaac

What are some ways parents show love? They might give warm hugs, work hard to provide good things, plan fun trips, and buy treats! In Genesis 22, we read of a loving father, Abraham, and his son, Isaac. Abraham and his wife, Sarah, had prayed for a child for many years,…

Parable of the Vineyard and Slain Son

Do you know what a “husbandman” is in the Bible? Hint: it has nothing to do with being married! A husbandman rented from a landowner, tending his crops. When harvest came, the husbandman gave his landowner a large portion of the crop. Matthew 21 speaks about religious leaders in Jerusalem’s…

A Wicked Son is Welcomed Home

Have you ever heard a parable? Jesus told several parables. They are stories that teach us spiritual lessons. In Luke 15, Jesus tells a parable about an unwise young man who wasn’t content with his life. We don’t know his name, but we know he had a loving father and…