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
We all desire a peaceful, prosperous, and joyful future. How do we get there? Do we leave it to chance? Be intentional, pursue peace. Hoping for a good life without putting forth effort is like daydreaming on a rocking chair. Lazy motions but no progress. Three Biblical principles show us how we can work towards… Continue reading Seek Peace and Pursue it!
Living Your Best Life … Before you were born, I prayed for your safety, health, salvation, peace, future mate, and parents. Now that you are here – I just can't get over how darn cute you are! You got the best of both of your parent's features, and you wear them well. Now, I wonder what… Continue reading Georgia on my mind ….
These famous lyrics penned by the Beatles have become a common phrase in our culture and tend to romanticize getting along with difficult people or people with different opinions than we do. It is easy to love people who share our same views and opinions. However, it becomes challenging when that is not the case.… Continue reading All you need is Love – Love is all you need!
It happened when I posted something to social media expressing an opinion about a current polarizing topic. It happened again when I just offered another point of view on someone else post. "Christians are not to pass judgments, only state the truths," one person commented. "Christ taught us to LOVE EVERYONE. We should be slow… Continue reading To Judge or Not to Judge – Part 2
God creating us in His image is an essential truth for every believer. When a believer knows and understands that they bear the image of God or have the capacity to bear the image of God, they are more inclined to reflect on God's standard and their shortcomings. They yield themselves to the Holy Spirit's… Continue reading Created in His Image
Sometimes a closer look in the mirror can cause a woman to wonder, "What does it really mean to be created in the image of God?" Body-consciousness has gripped America. Maintaining a youthful appearance has caused the plastic surgery industry to explode. Magazine and TV ads promote the perfect woman. Incentives are given to employees… Continue reading A Closer Look in the Mirror
I don't consider myself a mean girl, but at times lying in wait, just below the surface of my church lady appearance, is my sinful nature. The mean girl inside makes me feel like a Pharisee – critical and judg·y. I feel like Paul expressed in Romans 7:15, "For I do not do what I… Continue reading Avoiding Mean Girl Syndrome
Recently, my daughter-in-law called me a peacemaker, commenting that I was happy as long as everyone else was happy. Guilty as charged! I am a peacemaker. Not only do I like everyone to be content, I want my loved ones to be at peace with one another. During the last year, with every topic… Continue reading Blessed are the Peacemakers