It’s just about Scripture, and God stuff, and it makes me happy

November 4, 2010

I heart God’s Word.

So now I get to study Scripture for hours per post

and pray about it,

and learn it,

and just experience pure bliss in the process,

and then overflow that bliss into words,

and then the words get poured out onto the internets,

and to you.

I go through Scripture really slowly. I savor little morsels of it. I camp out on words, and sometimes even letters and squeeze them for all they’re worth – and they are priceless.

This is not the place to zoom through the Bible in 90 days. God bless the Bible rabbits. There are so many fields of Scripture to run through and it can be so good to hop all over the landscape.

But I’m a Bible turtle.

This is my little lemonade stand on the internet sidewalk, where I invite you to go really, really, really deep, into Scripture – with emphasis on both real – and deep. We’ll go as deep as the eggheadiest theologians. I have access to centuries of books and everything I get from them, and everything that God gives me, I’ll share with open arms.

And please share back.

My perspective is like just one violin playing,

your comments will compose the symphony.

Everybody knows far more than just one ‘body’. Please share. I used to like to play solo, but I’ve found that it’s the whole orchestra God likes hearing best.

And Deep Into Scripture has a sister site, Deep Into Love. It’s all 1st Corinthians love, every day, all the time, love love, love. This is the deep brown one – the other is the pretty pink one. Now that you’ve seen the brother – please go see the sister :)

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Bill November 15, 2010 at 6:19 pm

The homepage with the blog for the day didn’t load.


Linda Kruschke November 15, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Woooohooooo! You did it! You do realize, though, that if you had done it on Wordpress it would have been tons easier. They do all the hard formatting stuff and all you have to do is write.

Anyway, I should have been taking notes so I could tell you which of the 100 were my favorites, but I didn’t. Several made me laugh out loud. Did you know that there actually was an episode of Road Runner where two brothers are watching it and at the end the one brother says the Wile E. Coyote should win sometime, and the other says then there would be no show? I love that episode.

I love #96. So true. I love the bumper sticker that says something like, “I believe in the Big Bang. God said ‘Bang’ and it happened.”

Re: 88, I have a cat named Tom who is actually named after the Tom of Tom & Jerry.

Re: 43&44, We call my son the Duke of Dawdle thinking it would speed him up. That backfired, too.

Anyway, looking forward to reading your posts, though I see there are some technical difficulties with the first one. Carry on!
Peace, Linda


Craig November 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm


I knew if I waited one more week I’ld have to deal with the pointed finger and insightful analysis of my inner workings. No fair looking inside me anymore!!!! I mean it! :) Thank you for making it all the way down to the bottom. Sorry about the misleading puppy dogs and ice cream thing. And no I never saw that episode. Seriously unfair though.


Michelle Medlock Adams November 16, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Really like your tag line about the deep end of the pool. Very nice. And, you know I love any story about Froofy. :) And now that I am also a kitten owner, I am enjoying your Froofy stories even more. Keep up the good work. Your writing is entertaining and inspiring. I am just reading along, smiling, laughing at times, enjoying your wonderful conversational tone and then bam! I realize I just had an “aha” moment in the most unexpected way. I like “aha” moments. I’ll be back to read more…I love the sister site to this one, as well. :)


Carmen November 17, 2010 at 4:29 pm


Confession: Scripture makes me nervous. I’m not good at seeing God’s love in it, just a list of “do’s and don’ts”. This is NOT because of anything bad that happened to me because of the church…it’s just how my brain works…ugh! But then, when I saw you proclaim your love for Buffy, I was like, Ok, I think I can relate to this guy. :) And that Joan of Arc comment…LOL! Thanks for keeping it real. :)


Craig November 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Carmen – thank you tons for visiting — and reading my list. Ooooh – remember the early episode where it was Halloween and they were trapped in the house – remember who Willow was dressed as?? And when they all lost their memory – And Buffy didn’t have a name so she picked one? Remember what it was? I love Scripture – but please keep reading and if I ever get get “not real” or preachy or “blah blah theology – thus and so” – call me on it (kindly). I’ve never been a very good “in the box” Christian – outside the box – but still in his hands is so much more liberating. Thank you a gazillion times for commenting here.


Anonymuss November 17, 2010 at 10:39 pm

I linked to you from EE’s site. I love your writing!!!! Quirky yet with true morsels of meat and other delights! Smiles, chuckles, seriousness-all very good!

(I need to be anonymuss for now. I hope that is o.k. If not, just ditch this post.) Now I will go visit your sister link. :)


Craig November 17, 2010 at 10:44 pm

You can be anonymuss as long as you’d like. I don’t even know who I am half the time. I am blessed you linked over – EE is amazing. If you are a fan of hers – I’m a fan of yours :)


Stef @ Layton Family Joy November 29, 2010 at 10:14 pm

thank you Craig for your few recent “men are reading too” comments. I appreciate that my words are interesting to you – however – I am not writing for men. Nor do I plan to change my focus to start writing for men. I do not want to confuse the issue – I am thrilled men are counting their blessings and men need to feel “good enough”, however I purposely write for women – young christians, and moms. This is the language God gave me to speak. To write. I do not want to take on the role as male mentor or preacher (nor do I believe it’s biblically correct). I write to encourage women with my life story, faith walk, hurts – because sharing them God will use them for other women to grow closer to Him as I have. At least that’s what I’m praying will happen. Thanks for understanding ~ Stef


Anonymuss January 10, 2011 at 1:05 am

How did Froofy save your life?


Tracy March 21, 2011 at 12:19 am

You are such a good writer!


Craig March 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

Tracy, they say given enough time – and a computer a chimp would eventually type out the completed works of Shakespeare – and I do write better than a chimp – so there is hope :)

Your words are kind. תודה רבה לכם, יברכך אלוהים – or as the English say, “Thank you and God Bless you”


Tina March 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Love the turtle thing! I’ve tried the 90 day Bible reading and it has never worked out for me. I always have to slow down, it’s just not my thing. I like to read and re-read, especially enjoy reading through OT. Blessings and thanks for stopping by! ~Tina


Craig April 6, 2011 at 5:50 pm

Tina – sometimes instead of hitting “respond to comment” I make a new comment by mistake – it shows on the site and I think I’ve responded – but didn’t really. I read your comment the day you left it – but only fixed the problem today – and so now you’re getting this – sorry.

What I said back them was – From one Bible turtle to another – yay ƪ(◠‿◠)╯

Thank YOU for stopping by – God bless you Tina.


Becky Avella April 6, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Hi Craig,

I’m here from Imperfect Prose today but for some reason I wasn’t able to leave a comment on that post. I just wanted to let you know that your beautiful poem moved me so much that at the end I wanted to stand up and cheer “Hallelujah!”

You are a gifted writer, and I can’t wait to explore the rest of your blog.

: ) Becky Avella


Craig April 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Becky – thank you coming here to leave the comment. I wish I knew why you couldn’t leave a comment there. Grrrr. If yu have trouble next time please tweet me – since we are now following each other. Thank you for the kind words. THe poem was a bit out of the box theologically – I was afraid it might be a little too edgy for some – didn’t want to insult anyone. Thank you for getting it. And I don’t do poems often – Poems. Hate. Me. Poems are HARD!!!! Thank you again – and God bless you and yours.


Elaine Spall April 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Wow Craig, I really enjoyed reading your post…soooo much. I too couldn’t comment.
I will be visiting your site again (and again)


Craig April 12, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Elaine – I just figured out what you meant – when you said “I too couldn’t comment. Can you tell me what happened if you remember – maybe I can fix it. Thank you and God Bless.


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