Praise God for the Stumps

Karen Hoffman

READ : Daniel 4:1-27   There have been a lot tree stumps in my life. How about yours? I can relate to the story in today’s Scripture where Daniel is explaining the meaning of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream to him. Daniel tells him that the reason the stump was left in the ground was because, if he acknowledged God’s rule, his kingdom …

Praise God for Gardens

Karen Hoffman

READ : John 15:1-17   I love gardening. I feel good when I’m digging in the dirt, and flowers bring me pleasure. My Mom is an expert gardener with beautiful flowers growing inside and outside her home. My Dad was a farmer who loved his work. As we grew up on the farm, we learned how to work, which is …

God Teaches Us Through Others

Karen Hoffman

READ : Hebrews 12:1-3, 14-29   “Thank you for giving me the Lord, I am a life that was changed”: the beginning line of a Ray Boltz’ song. The song tells of a man who, when he reaches heaven, is greeted by people who thank him for the part he’d played in introducing them to Christ. Each of us can …

Blessing of Teaching

Karen Hoffman

READ : 2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 25:1-15   One of the most loving things a person can do is to teach a valued skill to someone else. Do you remember your Mom or Grandma teaching you how to knit or crochet? Or your Dad or Grandpa teaching you how to fish? Maybe your Dad taught you how to play ball …

Praise God for Aspirin

Karen Hoffman

READ : Matthew 9:35-38, Matthew 10:1-8   It’s a very small thing, approximately fifteen will fit in a teaspoon; but aren’t you thankful for it when you have a headache, toothache or sprained ankle? What I’m referring to is an aspirin tablet. We just read how Jesus preached the gospel and healed the sick, and also sent His disciples out …