Settling at Bethel

After the incident with Shechem, the Lord tells Jacob to go to Bethel and settle there.  Jacob went to Bethel with all his family, servants, and livestock.  Then, “Jacob built an altar there and called the place God of Bethel because it was there that God had revealed Himself to him when he was fleeing…

The Life-Driven Purpose

Jesus has been emphasizing His indwelling.  He is relating more and more of spiritual life to this reality.  Lately, the Lord has been defining purpose by His indwelling.  Jesus living within is my entire purpose and your entire purpose. Purpose is not found in ministries, activities, or occupations.  We may be called to these things…

Home, Sweet Home (Guest post by Mallory Patrick)

Today’s post is by my sister-in-law, Mallory Patrick.  Mallory is a woman of many hats and three cats (Mama Cat, Baby Cat, and Big Tom).  Among her hats are Bible school teacher, conference speaker, author/editor, cross-stitcher, and flute-player.   Recently, Mallory was asked to develop a Bible curriculum for Freedom Christian Academy in Arizona.  What…