The God Who Sees—Hagar (Genesis 16)

Abraham and Sarah had been living in their promised land of Canaan when a severe famine covered their homeland like a dense fog (Genesis 12:10). Famines in the ancient world were not just inconvenient, they were life-threatening catastrophes and Abraham decided to move his household to Egypt in order to escape it. This transfer to […]

Betrayed Twice–Sarah (Genesis 12)

We’ve entered some complicated terrain in our scripture study. Most of us have likely always assumed that the vilest betrayal from our spouse would be to have them be unfaithful to us. However, as I was reading our scriptures this week, it struck me that an even worse betrayal would be to have your spouse […]

Eve: The Warrior (Genesis 2)

Happy New Year everybody! I am so thankful to be delving into scripture with you in 2016. This is going to be an amazing experience for all of us. We naturally begin our study with the creation of the first woman, Eve. Christian women have long been taught that we should see ourselves as princesses- […]

I Heard the Bells

My Bible study is going through the entire New Testament in 2015. That means that here at Christmas time, we are reading the book of Revelation. It’s an emotional roller coaster and the last few days have been rough; death, destruction, plagues, beasts, and indescribable pain and suffering. It’s hard to read. Of course, 2015 […]

Thanksgiving is Power

Just like you, I love the Thanksgiving holiday. The family dinner, the decorations, I even like the frantic week of preparations before I host the family dinner. There is something lovely about setting aside a distinct time to remind ourselves to be thankful. For the follower of Christ, thanksgiving is more than a holiday. It […]

Faith and Works

In James 2:15-17 we read, “If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled’, without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have […]

About Paris

This week I absently flipped on the television one day and, just like you, was horrified at what I saw. Images of people fleeing buildings, police officers, sirens, emergency lights. Paris. And the earthquake in Japan, the hurricane in Mexico, the simultaneous drought and flooding in Africa. Our world changed. The earth is indeed groaning […]

For Moms and Dads

Moms and Dads—sometimes parenting can be thankless, frustrating and exhausting! My son has been reminding me of this all day long and if my two year old wets her pants once more before bed time I am going to lose my ever loving mind! But today I read 2 Timothy chapter one where Paul reminds […]