Jesus the Substitute

The only sacrifice God accepts for our sin is the sacrifice that He has provided. Abraham’s near sacrifice of his son Isaac validates this, as God stopped Abraham from taking Isaac’s life and provided the Ram as a substitute instead.  Abraham’s faith in God is what saved him, Isaac, and us personally when we accept this personal substitution […]

Caleb’s Crossing

Caleb’s Crossing Geraldine Brooks 2011 Historical Fiction Discussion Questions ★★★★★ Set in the latter 1600’s, Caleb’s Crossing took the highly intellectual women in my book club on an engaging adventure all our own.  Mrs. Brooks’ vivid account of the life of Bethia Mayfield, a Puritan young girl growing up in the newly settled Martha’s Vineyard, […]

The Defining Substitution

Have you ever had a defining moment in your life that changed you forever?  Maybe you connected with a person that rocked your world, and you were never the same again?  These special people were like substitutes. Substitutes are a person or thing acting or serving in place of another. Substitutions happen all the time. During basketball games, athletes sub in for each other to […]