Have you ever awakened and thought, This would be a great day for Jesus to come back! I have. I can remember in high school thinking those very words on the day I had a big test in front of me. And in college, as final exams loomed large, I... More
Eschatology. End times. My eyes rolled back in my head as I contemplated the Womenary syllabus. All those hard words: Covenant Theology, Dispensational Hermeneutic, the Rapture, the Tribulation, Pre-Post-A-Millennialism. Could I make sense of what... More
In 1943, during the worst days of the war in Europe, Edmond Roudnitska created, and dedicated to his wife, a beautiful and intensely floral fragrance called Femme. The French word femme means woman. The... More
The greatest need in the world is to know and experience the love of God. I am often overwhelmed by it. It moves me to places I might never have traveled, and it moves me to take action in ways I might never have considered. God’s love compels. Go... More
One of the central truths we learn about God from the second chapter of Jonah is that salvation, start to finish, is from God. It is solely a work of the Almighty. At the end of chapter one, Jonah is in a bad way. He is on the verge of drowning in... More
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