Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 16

Originally posted February 22, 2018, at Women of Purpose. With this lesson we reach a milestone in our study: we are finishing 1 Peter. Next week we begin 2 Peter, but for now, let’s finish Peter’s first epistle well. Our lesson begins in the middle of Peter’s call for humility among believers. Humble yourselves, therefore,... Continue Reading →

The Lazy J

Originally written December 2010, still true today. I'm not entirely sure what has prompted this memory, but it surfaces now and then, so I'll share it here. My grasp of the years and specific dates of things that happened when I was growing up is rather fuzzy. Yet I do remember that there was a... Continue Reading →

Sanctification by Dog

There are times in my walk with God when I have heard His voice tenderly say, 'This too, my child, is for your sanctification.' And then there are times when I have heard the same words, but I just know that He's laughing. My post over at enCourage today chronicles one of the times (now,... Continue Reading →

Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 14

Originally posted February 11, 2018, at Women of Purpose. Our passage this week brings Peter’s discussion of suffering to a close. After this, he will give instructions to the shepherds of Christ’s flock, then a final call to watchfulness with hope before concluding his letter. But in this passage, he gently, yet urgently calls us... Continue Reading →

Terrible Tuesday

Thirty-nine years ago, on Tuesday, April 10, 1979, the town where I'd grown up was obliterated by a tornado. I'm missing the anniversary by a day, but then, I'm often shaky on hitting the right date—just ask my kids about their birthdays. I wrote and posted the following on my old blog several years ago,... Continue Reading →

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