I am a retired parent-teacher of 30 years, sometimes freelance writer, Orton-Gillingham trained tutor, and counseling friend. I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a focus on ADHD and related learning difficulties. My personal study and comments on this website, with all the human error included, are entirely my own. I gladly and gratefully admit, however, a great debt to those who have gone before me in wisdom, scholarship and understanding and it is my utmost desire to represent the body of their insight responsibly. I urge visitors to follow up on what I’ve written and see for yourself the truth of God’s Word. If I have erred or have missed an important point, please do leave a comment!
PERSONAL STATEMENT OF FAITH
I have been a child of God since my public confession of faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God as Savior, by baptism at a young age. My knowledge of God is first-hand, forged in fire (Psalm 66:10) and cooled in refreshing springs of Living Water of the Spirit and the Word (John 4:13-14).
I was raised in a mainline denominational church and have been in active attendance in a Bible-believing church body all my life, serving in nursery, children’s, youth, and adult Sunday School and Church Training, Vacation Bible School, pianist, organist, and worship team member (vocalist). I am a student of Christian history and the body of its universally accepted Christian literature.
I receive as fellow believers any who have come to the sure belief that Jesus Christ is truly the Son of the Living God, fully human and fully God, perfect and sinless, being willingly made incarnate on our behalf to pay the price for our sin through his substitutionary death on the cross and his victorious Resurrection. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Trinity, to seal believers to eternal life and to teach, comfort and keep us in this life. I believe that Christ is coming again to judge the living and the dead, and that he will gather from both the living and the sleeping ones those who have placed their faith in Him and we will rise in the last day and rule with Christ forever in perfect and eternal joy. I also believe in the eternal condemnation by God of all who hate (reject, turn their back on) this saving grace offered by Jesus. I believe that the Word of God is God’s very expressed mind and will written for us so that we may believe and be saved to eternal life and also to help us persevere in our faith from now to that Day when Christ comes and fulfills in us the purpose for which we have been made. I believe that the Word of God survives untainted by the human element in its message and power to accomplish all that it says.
Finally, I freely admit to knowing personally the human condition of doubt, anxiety, depression and corrupting sin as conditions of life in this fallen world; moreover, I confess adoringly and passionately of the efficacy of the Word of God: the written word to impart knowledge of God and to guide us in this life toward His commands; and the Living Word which is Jesus to forgive all, cleanse, and continually revive the human, erring, desperate and REPENTING soul. He is all.
PURPOSE IN THIS WEBSITE
My purpose in creating a website is to highlight this often-overlooked psalm and to encourage all people, but especially those who are already in the family of believers in Jesus as the Son of God, to “take up and read the Word of God” for yourself. Romans 10 forms the apologetic for this hope. READ FOR LIFE! — Tamara