Within the past few months, I’ve seen some particular memes floating around social media. You’ve probably seen them too. Different formats, different background pictures, slightly different wording maybe, but the idea in them is the same — The Bible doesn’t change to fit our culture. or Things change. People change. Culture changes. Society changes. But God’s Word never…… Continue reading Does God’s Word Change?
We struggle with trust when we don’t believe we are worthy of receiving love. – Brene’ Brown Not long ago, I was watching a video of Brene’ Brown on YouTube and heard those words. A bright light snapped on inside me. It was my a-ha moment. I began to feverishly write in my journal -…… Continue reading Worthiness and Trust
Some people have a hard time believing the Bible because of some discrepancies. I’m just the opposite. I think the little variations in the details of the stories makes it all even more believable. The other night, five of my children were sprawled out across the living room reminiscing, telling stories about when they were…… Continue reading The Believability of the Gospels
Gay marriage. Gay clergy. Gay acceptance. Gay affirmation. Discussing these issues among a wide spectrum of people (or on social media) is like tossing a lit match into a keg of gun powder. Yet here I am. Lit match in my hand. About to drop it into the barrel. Hoping a steady stream of Grace…… Continue reading Christianity & Gay Affirmation
Grandma’s Quilt Mismatched pieces – a little of this and a little of that – tiny rectangles of blue lilacs, pale pink peonies, blood red paisleys, sunny yellow daisies floating in an orange sea Ribbons of rectangles hand-stitched together meticulously, methodically on the squeaky wooden frame stretching across the wide bedroom wall Thin white thread…… Continue reading Grandma’s Quilt
Because of New York’s expanded protection of abortion and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, abortion has been in the news a lot this past week. That means my Facebook newsfeed has been filled with memes and articles and bumper sticker thoughts about abortion and life, about women’s choices and babies’ heartbeats. This week has…… Continue reading On Being Pro-Life & how that means a whole lot more to me than you may think
I grew up in the 70s and 80s. My preschool days were filled with old school Sesame Street. You know, back before that cheerful little Elmo came along. Back when Cookie Monster gobbled cookies shamelessly, without worrying about carbs or gluten. Also on my preschool must-see-TV list — Romper Room. And since I was a…… Continue reading Who Is My Neighbor?
She is a stone, a rock, formed by raging lava intended for evil destruction. Fiery, steamy, expansive boiling rising up to form solid rock. She is the fortress, the bulwark, the secure resting place, immovable, sure, steadfast. She is the foundation, the sure footing, bedrock from which to launch. She is leverage, her abiding…… Continue reading The Rock
The End Times. I have spent a lot of years submerged in evangelical Christian culture. I never actually wore a t-shirt that said, “Get right or get left,” but I saw them. I read the popular books about the End Times. As a teenager, I saw the movie that was designed to terrify everyone…… Continue reading Are You Letting Your Love Grow Cold?
Back in middle school, I read the book “The Hiding Place” about the ten Boom family. Corrie ten Boom and her family choose to be part of the Dutch Resistance during World War II. In a hidden room, behind a fake wall in their home, they harbored those people the Gestapo hunted. Historians estimate that…… Continue reading What Would I Have Done?