brenthaley

The author has 251 posts

Genesis

Genesis 7:1 | Righteousness is Rare

Noah might be one of the most famous people who has ever lived. Most know the story. Movies have been made. Parents read stories to their children. The name is recognizable and instantly associated with the flood, the boat, and all the […]

Acts

Acts 17:28 | Be Poets on a Stage

There comes a time when a decision must be made. I am not a person of action I am an observer soaking in everything I see. I will sit on the outside looking in analyzing and understanding all that is happening. Then […]

James

James 3:5 | How we Burn up our Life

They are just words I did not mean anything by it. Words are just that words. No actions have taken place and talk is just talk. The Bible however disagrees and claims that your entire life can be set on fire just […]

Genesis

Genesis 6:3 | Can Satan Thwart God’s Plans?

God knows everything. There is nothing new for Him to learn. That idea is not really comprehensible for me because I spend every day learning something new and the more I learn the more I realize how little I actually know. As […]

James

James 1:2 | You do not have because…

The book of James has some harsh words about who we really are and how it impacts our relationship with God. The wonderful part with his harsh plain-spokenness is that it is clear to the one who wants to draw near to […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 12:2 | Despising the Shame

Shame means different things to different people. Sex and nakedness might be seen as shameful to some but celebrated by others. Honor to avoid shame even unto death is the type of shame Hollywood once made movies about. There is even a […]

Luke

Luke 2:22 | Family Life of Jesus

Jesus was once a child and the Bible communicates two fundamental truths about his childhood that we as children and parents would do well to carry out in our own families. First as parents it is our job to raise our children […]

Hebrews

Hebrews 12:11 | Discipline is Peaceful

Obeying the rules and submitting to the authority of others is very difficult. Many times we do not like the people who have authority and even worse we may not respect them as individuals. For children and teens this is even more […]

Genesis

Genesis 5:1 | Our Family Tree

Some people love genealogies and they will tell stories they have found about great great grand relatives that lived in a certain place or migrated from some other country. They tell stories about family that fought in wars or worked in some […]

Genesis

Genesis 4:7 | God’s Mercy to a Murderer

God after the fall continued his fellowship with Adam, Eve, and their Children. I imagine that the relationship was similar to that of the days in the garden where God would be present in some form building a relationship with Adam and […]