Concentrate on the Stroke

Ardella Perry

READ : Isaiah 41:10-20 A fear of deep water made me choose the farthest side lane whenever I did swim laps. Even though practice decreased my apprehension, I rarely chose to swim in the middle lane. A swimming instructor said that to overcome this fear, one has to have confidence in her swimming ability and know that she can do the length of the pool. My constant focus on the water caused my fear. Instead, I should have concentrated on …

The "Begats"

Ardella Perry

READ : Genesis 11:10-26 Now don’t cheat! Read the scripture first. It’s the right one. If you’re reading the King James Version, you may have grown a little weary of the word begat by the time you finished. Other versions use, “became the father of.” Such portions or ones similar to them seem to serve no purpose whatsoever. That is, one wonders, “How can I grow spiritually from reading a list of someone’s descendants?” These are hard passages to read, …