I might have been a Pharisee

I might have been a Pharisee

Except for the fact I’m a woman, I might have been a Pharisee.  I’m a big fan of rules, but one of theirs was “no women allowed.”  Other than that, there is a lot about their lives I might have appreciated. But Jesus didn’t appreciate much about them at all,...
We could be in this together

We could be in this together

I’ve often wondered what the week after Easter was like for the first disciples.  His resurrection changed everything—and still could. Easter 2020  I told my husband, Jim, “This will be the only Easter of my life that I hear an Easter sermon and then go back...
What does God hate?

What does God hate?

I considered taking another week off but knew I should write. I need to say something you are unlikely to hear or read about in the news. I don’t want to speak about the sins of the El Paso shooter.  Instead, I want to speak about the sins of the saints, myself...
God Knew It Would Take Effort

God Knew It Would Take Effort

Three of my favorite words in the Bible are found in the book of Hebrews. Whenever I see them, I breathe a sigh of relief because those words reveal God’s expectations. Those three words are found at the beginning of Hebrews 12:14. The NIV version says, “Make every...
Wynonna Judd: Behind the Fame

Wynonna Judd: Behind the Fame

Fame is a weak support to lean on A friend came up to me at Bible study and said she had just attended an event that included a concert with Wynonna Judd. My friend sent me the link to one of the country singer’s songs, “These Are the Things That I Lean On,” and...
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