but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8 Recently, while my husband and I were walking our dog, we found and returned our neighbor’s Husky, named Smokey, who was in another neighbor’s garage a few streets away from his home. Poor Smokey … Continue reading But Wait, There’s MORE!
Listening, Seeing, Weeping, Praying
There are so many voices today, speaking, shouting, accusing, pleading, weeping, and praying. Some voices tell me that, as a white woman, I have nothing to contribute to the conversation. Other voices tell me that, as a white woman, I need to speak up. Nothing I ever write or say will please everyone. But I’d … Continue reading Listening, Seeing, Weeping, Praying
Today the county in which I live issued an order to our local citizens to “Stay Home, Work Safe.” This means that we are to shelter-in-place, effective at midnight tonight. The phrase “shelter-in-place” carries an undertone of fear. There is something out there which is to be feared. Danger is lurking. Take cover. Find shelter. … Continue reading Refuge
Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 12, Part 1
Originally posted January 25, 2018, at Women of Purpose. This week we are studying 1 Peter 3:13-22, which begins with Peter’s instructions and encouragements for Christians who are suffering for their faith. He addressed suffering earlier in his letter in more general terms, when he wrote, “In this you rejoice, though now for a … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 12, Part 1