Clean Sheets: The Joy of Being Rejuvenated

Maybe I am a little strange but I love washing my sheets.  Well, maybe that is an overstatement.  I do not really like doing laundry, but I love clean sheets.  I love the crisp feel of getting into a bed with freshly washed sheet.  My goal is to wash my sheets twice a...
Setting the Stage for Jesus

Setting the Stage for Jesus

From before the earth ever existed, God had a plan to redeem the people He knew would sin before He even created them. The idea that he has been setting the stage for Jesus to come hits my heart and reemphasizes how much He truly loves us. But one thing has always...

A Call for Unity Among Younger and Older Women in the Church

Discussions over unity in the church are often in regards to denominations, but what about age? Do you feel unified with those in the church who are a different age than you? The Attitude between Younger and Older Women It is tempting for those of us who are younger...

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Growing up in church, there are several Bible stories you get used to hearing over and over again.  As a child, it's usually Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark, Joseph's Coat of Many Colors, and so on.  As a teenager, it's generally lessons about obeying authority, modesty, and...
Learning from Grace: Lessons in Servanthood

Learning from Grace: Lessons in Servanthood

Enduring Advice My great-grandmother was apparently quite a personality--warm, vivacious, talkative, and outgoing. Her name was Grace. And while I didn’t know her, her presence and influence lingers, even to my generation. I was listening to my great-aunt the other...
Grief: Mercy in the Abyss

Grief: Mercy in the Abyss

“For in grief nothing 'stays put.' One keeps on emerging from a phase, but it always recurs. Round and round. Everything repeats. Am I going in circles, or dare I hope I am on a spiral? But if a spiral, am I going up or down it? How often--will it be for always?--how...

Praying Luke 1

Praying Luke 1 Luke's perspective is different from the other gospel writers. Unlike the other gospel writers, who were Jews, Luke was a gentile writing to Thoepholis, which is translated those "friend of God." As we begin praying Luke 1, we start seeing the details...

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