Salt & Light

Monday, January 02, 2017

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

Beyond Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2016

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

Behold His Glory

Thursday, December 01, 2016

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

Nothing is Wasted

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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

Waiting on the Lord

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

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

The Fragrance of His Knowledge

Saturday, October 15, 2016

“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

Pocket Hermeneutics

Saturday, October 01, 2016

In the Spring of 2007 I was studying Biblical Hermeneutics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. My professor was Dr. Siegfried Schatzmann, who would retire the following year. I’d like the record to reflect that I was wholly non-contribut... More

Wailing at the Wailing Wall

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Few tourists visit Jerusalem without taking a trip to the Western Wall. This edifice composes the western side of the retaining wall that supports the Temple Mount complex. I cannot tell you exactly how my tour group arrived there as we had wander... More

Music to His Ears

Thursday, September 01, 2016

    As an assignment in a seminary course covering The Psalms, I was asked to write two psalms of my own. One was to be in the genre of a praise psalm and one was to be in the genre of a lament psalm. Following some of the spec... More