The Many Ways Sin is Like a Deadly Weed, Part Five

The Master Gardener Carries Our Thorns

by Heather Bock

You know all those weeds I’ve been writing about in my last four posts (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, here are my last posts: part one, part two, part three, and part four, phew!)? A large portion of them are spring weeds, and Texas springs are extremely short. They dissolve into summer faster than a prairie fire with a tail wind, faster than a scalded cat, faster than one-half less than no time, to use a few Texas phrases (can’t you just hear the twang?). I’m not too happy about short springs for the most part, but I can be thankful for one reason–that hot southern sun kills my spring weeds just as fast, certainly faster than I can pull them. It’s only April, and a bunch of mine are already looking more yellow than green.

In my last post, I wrote about how hard it is to do the work of pulling weeds. I stressed the importance of finding a weeding buddy. This is true, but when it comes down to the weeds of sin, no one can totally get rid of them for you–not even you.

Well, almost no one. Continue reading

Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer Book Review

Bible Basics

by Heather Bock

Before you read, I’d be so grateful if you’d head over to thejenweaver.com/writers-contest to vote for me by clicking “like” under my picture in the writers contest I entered. I can’t make it without you! The contest is for my book review for Jen Weaver’s book A Wife’s Secret to Happiness, which is here, if you’d like to read it!

Also, don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post for this book!

My book review this week is a little different than normal. Instead of a Christian living book like Parenting by Paul David Tripp or The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp, today I want to introduce you to a little board book called Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer.  Continue reading