We continue to hear about being kind in today's culture. It may be part of a tolerance message, but we need to examine our hearts and ask ourselves why we don't always like to be kind at the end of the day. Different and change can be unsettling to our daily lives. A change contains… Continue reading But for the Grace of God go I …
Widowhood can be used as a metaphor for God's relationship with Israel God, the perfect husband to Israel, was known to say that he would leave Israel to their vices: In Jeremiah 51:5 - The Lord says that He will not leave Israel widowed. Jesus' treatment of widows Jesus often pointed out the selfless acts… Continue reading Those Less Fortunate – part 2
In biblical times being a widow was more of a hardship than it is today in American culture. The loss of a husband caused financial instability, especially if there wasn't a male heir to help provide. In reviewing the term widow throughout the Bible, we see that God intentionally provides for the poorest among society.… Continue reading Those less fortunate
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are celebrated worldwide, ringing in the new and ringing out the old. It's a time for new beginnings and fresh starts. The toasting glasses at midnight and the fireworks high in the sky depict the New Year celebrations. It is the time to start a new and fresh… Continue reading New Year’s Day – Time for a Do-over!
This is the time of year the joy of the Christmas season is everywhere. The aroma of cookies and pies waft through the air, and there are lights, silver bells, and decorations to add to the festivity. The joy of giving abounds as we shop for that perfect gift. We hear Christmas carols merrily playing… Continue reading Christmas Through Her Eyes
The book of Proverbs tells us about two women, Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly. Lady Folly is a metaphor for the evil that tries to seduce us, and lady Wisdom is Jesus Christ. Lady Wisdom calls to us repeatedly. We are to seek her with everything we have and do everything to keep her. If… Continue reading Lady Wisdom and Lady Folly
In Genesis chapters one and two, it is undeniable that man and woman were created in God's image, as stated in Gen. 1:27, "So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." Neither man nor woman lost their "image-bearing" capabilities in the… Continue reading Male and Female He Created Them
In taking a look at the Biblical theology of women, it is easy to see that Jesus valued women and their role in the kingdom of God. During Jesus' ministry, he broke all kinds of cultural norms in society. Women in the Ancient Near East did not get a lot of respect and weren't allowed… Continue reading New Testament Women
Love never fails … The Apostle Paul encourages the church to pursue faith, hope, and love, but love is the greatest. Why would love be the greatest? Faith seems to be pretty important; after all, we cannot achieve salvation without it, and without hope, we would be flat-out miserable. Why then would Paul tell us… Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love – Part 3
Thanksgiving is the one holiday that doesn't present itself with a lot of hype and drama. It is truly a day for family and friends to gather together and celebrate with grateful hearts. All that is required is a good appetite, maybe a crowd-pleasing recipe, and a grateful heart. Some years are more challenging than… Continue reading Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart!