Tag: henry t blackaby

Interrogations at Noon by Dana Gioia: I heard about Dana Gioia through Mars Hill Network. His poetry books exude tenacious attention to word choice, rhyme, rhythm, and themes. While not overt, there exists an undercurrent of spiritual depth that draws the reader into the author’s experience and toward self-reflection. I am currently reading Gioia’s compilation of essays […]

Ecclesiastes 10:4b NIV Calmness can lay great offenses to rest.   Psalm 46:10a NIV “Be still, and know that I am God….”   “Learn to take minibreaks from the world, finding a place to be still in My Presence and listen to my voice.” from Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence   Matthew […]

2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV For we live by faith, not by sight. The reading comprehension passage in one of our Test Prep workbooks yesterday focused on echolocation. Echolocation is used by animals and humans with limited sight to locate objects and determine distances. Intrigued, I conducted more research. Sonar is a man-made form of echolocation […]

From A Jane Austen Devotional “Sometimes, nothing ushers in a fresh perspective like a good night’s sleep.” “Through [David’s] example, we are reminded no matter what our circumstances, we can sleep peacefully when we put our trust in the Lord.”   From Henry T. Blackaby’s Experiencing God “[David] didn’t depend on yesterday’s guidance for today’s […]

“What we practice –what we truly believe–is indicative of what’s in our hearts. Deceiving ourselves is the same thing as thinking we know better than God. Our relationship with Him cannot thrive if we fail to let him inside our hearts and purify them.” A Jane Austen Devotional “What you do says more about what […]

(Note: Somehow I forgot to post this. Better late than never!)   While working through Experiencing God by Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King with my high schooler, I highlighted several key points. Day 1: The main focus of this chapter is the love relationship between God and us. I quoted from 1 John […]