Several years ago, one of my sisters decided to give up Facebook for Lent. She inspired me to do the same. It seemed like an easy choice, to relegate giving up social media for Lent to the same trivial category as giving up gum, soda,... More
To be created in the image of God is no small matter. How I wish that our minds could comprehend the enormity of it all; but since we use maybe 15% of our brains at any given moment, how will we ever know?
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus describes His followers as the "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world". The very first stop on our tour of Galilee is the grassy hill that has been established as the probable location of these teachings... More
The Reverend Howard Thurman framed Jesus’ proclamation from Isaiah 61:1-2 in this captivating poem, set to music by Dan Forrest. I am so guilty of getting caught up in the angels and the carols and the star... More
Several years ago I completed a 3-year study curriculum that goes through each book of the Bible, at the fast pace of one book a week. We studied Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, the 12 Tribes, Noah, King David, and Queen Esther. In Leviticus we learned abo... More
John is the only Gospel writer who includes a certain phrase in telling the miracle of the loaves and fish. This phrase recently caught my attention. For days now I’ve reflected upon it, prayed over it, and researched the context. It occurs in Joh... More
As the mother of two extremely energetic and active boys, I confess that the idea of waiting often seems like a luxury. Our little family is moving at warp speed through each day. Mixed within that rapid pace are pressing needs. I am often pushed... More
“What’s Your Fragrance?” It is not uncommon for one woman to ask another that question. She may have just walked past you and a whiff of your fragrance lingers on. What she really means is, what is the name of your perfume. Perhaps she is longing... More