Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016


Everyone asks for pictures of our new granddaughter. Here are two soon after her birth.

Joanna Ellen Hilliard

The Women in the Church sent our new granddaughter a beautiful handcrafted sweater/cap (by Janice Murphy) and blankets (by Teresa Parker). Here she is with her new gifts.

A Promise Kept

Genesis 25:1-12                                  A Promise Kept
6/26/16            D. Marion Clark


We are nearing Independence Day. Here is a question for us Americans. “Who is the father of our country?” George Washington. The nation of Israel can even more easily and unitedly identify their father – Abraham.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Weekly Mediation Verse for Women in the Church

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." 
John 14:6

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Answered Prayer

Genesis 24:1-14                                  Answer to Prayer
6/19/16            D. Marion Clark


It is always interesting to hear how married couples met one another. There are childhood sweethearts, blind dates, falling for a friend’s date, co-workers, in a bar, even in a church. A growing trend is internet matching services. We had neighbors in Philadelphia who had connected through a classified ad. Few are as peculiar as the story of Isaac and Rebekah.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Weekly Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

"And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come 
back and take you to be 
with me that you also 
may be where I am." 
John 14:3

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Sacrifice

Genesis 22:1-18                      The Sacrifice


After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Weekly Meditation Verse for Women in the Church

"In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not 
so, I would have told you. I 
am going there to prepare a 
place for you." John 14:2

Monday, June 6, 2016

Through Isaac

Genesis 21:1-12                      Through Isaac
6/5/16              D. Marion Clark


It had been a long time coming, so long that it had become a laughing matter to both Abraham and Sarah. Twenty-five years is a long time for a promise to be fulfilled, especially when no indication had been given that it would be long. Finally, Abraham laughed when God yet again made the promise, and then Sarah later when she heard the promise again repeated. And so it was fitting for the promised son to be named “Laughter.”

Friday, June 3, 2016