Roe: The View From Here

What a week! — A week of divisions, a week of celebrations, a week of cautions, a week of squealing and protesting… I don’t always comment on current events, especially in the heat of the moment; I prefer to let them sit for a minute. Still, I understand some of the implications of Roe VContinue reading “Roe: The View From Here”

Chess With The Devil

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:6 The unseen always weights the greater portion. Always. I had spent another sleepless night trying to figure out how I would explain what my kids saw of me last week. A week of “ma”Continue reading “Chess With The Devil”

But By My Spirit

An astonishing and horrible thing has been committed in the land: The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule by their own power; and My people love to have it so. But what will you do in the end? Jeremiah 5:30-31 Because from the least of them even to the greatest of them, everyone isContinue reading “But By My Spirit”

Vainglorious Imaginations

There are, perhaps, few things more precious than meeting someone who does not take the ‘seat of honor’, who does not clap for him/herself, who even, at times, shrouds his left hand from his right. Have you known such a person? Aren’t they the loveliest? I’ve known a few and know a few now. WhatContinue reading “Vainglorious Imaginations”

Enter/Edu/Info-Tain-Ment

Enter attainment. Educate attainment. Inform attainment. Yeah, I’m messing with you and my husband is probably going to give me a lecture on etymology after reading this… but it is interesting, isn’t it? All of this striving after attainment? Entertainment. Edutainment. Infotainment. Eesh. This is giving me a yawn… So, when we entertain ourselves, weContinue reading “Enter/Edu/Info-Tain-Ment”

If Not Flesh & Blood, What?

We hear often enough in Christian circles that our battle is not against flesh and blood, drawing from the passage in Ephesians 6. Yet, so far as I can recall, men and women and children throughout history have been persecuted, maimed, beaten, tortured, and killed by flesh and blood, right? If your own dad rapedContinue reading “If Not Flesh & Blood, What?”

Taking Stock (Literally)

Every few years I get curious about the origins of things in my home. I’ve taken stock and made a list at least twice before, but it’s been a few years. The global Silk Road is no joke. How quickly our standards of living, necessities and luxuries, can disappear into thin air is also noContinue reading “Taking Stock (Literally)”

The Biblical Precedence of Slaughter

‘Biblical precedence’ is the fancy phrase, one sometimes hears the seminary-trained toss up and throw down in debate, that simply means That’s the way it always was in the Bible or That’s the way it was always done in the Bible, etc…. Was there ‘Biblical precedence’ for women preachers? They ask. Thus, the arguments overContinue reading “The Biblical Precedence of Slaughter”

Enticing Illusions & Dreams

He was sleeping around and, to be honest, I’m not even sure the women wanted to be there. I was visiting but did not know what I had gotten myself into, as I observed the scene unfolding in the basement… An old man lived upstairs. He had a long, pointed beard of white and wasContinue reading “Enticing Illusions & Dreams”

Sanctification Splish Splash

Plaque happens. Maybe it’s just on my mind because I’m overdue for a dental appointment, but a sort of worldly mental plaque happens too if one is living and breathing in this world. Time for a bath — splish, splash! The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever;Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:8 WhenContinue reading “Sanctification Splish Splash”