Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth. . . — James 1:18a Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 1 Peter 2:2 I am the mother of five children born of my body. Three of my children were … Continue reading Pangs of Childbirth
Darkness, Weeping women Carrying grief and spices To carry out a duty To do, one last time For One they love A duty the dead cannot do For themselves, A duty which, This once, Would remain undone Because unneeded. For this One Could not be kept In the grave. No claim of Death Could hold … Continue reading Daybreak
Dear Lisa, Well, it’s been a year since I learned that you’d gone. I thought today would be worse than it is. But now that I think about it, the sadness doesn’t hurt the same way it used to. It’s there, but it no longer chokes off my breath. The weight remains, but it no … Continue reading Well, It’s Been a Year. . .
Originally posted March 18, 2020, at Women of Purpose. The recent weeks have been so fully-packed that I haven’t been able to get this final post written to wrap-up our study of Romans chapter 8. But now that I am self-isolating, and many of the things that occupied my time are now cancelled, I figure … Continue reading Romans 8:31-34, Who Can Be Against Us?
Originally posted November 18, 2019, at Women of Purpose. This week our study covered chapter 13 of Hosea, and it is a grim picture of how very far Israel has run from the Lord and the terrible consequences which will therefore follow. These are the portions of the Old Testament that nobody likes to read. … Continue reading Rejection of Hope
Originally posted April 21, 2018, at Women of Purpose. This week, with the context of Peter’s warnings against the false teachers fresh in our minds, we turn to his encouragement to believers. The broader context of this epistle as we have read thus far has included the certainty of the return of our Lord and … Continue reading Standing in the True Grace of God, Lesson 23