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 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
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!
2 Corinthians 1:7 “And our hope for you [our joyful and confident expectation of good for you] is ever unwavering (assured and unshaken) …” (AMPC) We use the word hope in three different ways: Hope is wanting something good in the future. Hope is a future good thing that we want. Hope is the reason… Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Love – Part 2