I know of no one who was not impacted by Covid-19 in his or her life. For some of us, Covid had a significant impact on our faith.Continue Reading
During the season of Advent, Christians across the world prepare for the celebration of the birth of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. Advent is a time to celebrate light in the midst of darkness. The Gospel of Luke chapters 1 and 2 provide a rich context for us to draw inspiration from as we use this […]Continue Reading
Christianity is more than just “faith” for me, it’s the lens or worldview through which to view life. I do not consider it a “choice” to believe, since it is inextricably linked with reality. I believe that Christianity is the best way to understand the world: it explains tangible and intangible reality including science, nature, human nature, morality, beauty, and Truth.Continue Reading
I have incredible admiration for Mary, the mother of Jesus. Her obedience and courage inspire me. She had the incredible privilege of being the mother of the Son of God, but in accepting this blessed role, she also accepted a life of scandal and grief.Continue Reading
After seven years, my cancer returned. I was aware that my particular type of cancer had a tendency to recur, so I was not shocked, just disappointed; but also grateful that I was under the care of a knowledgeable and vigilant physician who was right on top of things. I resumed my former course of treatment, which was relatively benign as far as chemotherapy side effects are concerned. Okay. We’ve got this.Continue Reading
Once upon a time, all the people in the world were united in one effort. Really though. One people, one nation, one goal: a tall building.
As many of us who have read about the tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) know, world peace was short-lived. God confused the languages of man, making construction plans impossible.Continue Reading
I’ve been using the made-up term ‘overblessed’ to describe the past few months.
You could use the term to describe the effects of one event, but I like to think of it as a state of being. I know it sounds kind of goofy, but I think that makes it even better. I didn’t even think of it at the time I started saying it, but it’s really just a one-word version of Psalm 23:5: you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows” (ESV).Continue Reading
Recently I saw a picture of Afghan women dressed in the traditional burqa, and it tore my heart. To me, wearing of the burqa represents oppression. For the past twenty years, under democratic rule, women of Afghanistan have been able to go to school and to hold jobs.Continue Reading
I teach all forms of fitness and have for over 20 years. In my younger years, I had the freedom to bump around from place to place, teaching any format at any time. Time moved on and as I got older, daytime work changed from 9-5 working in an office to 12-12 living as a stay-at-home mom. Therefore, the way I taught classes needed to change too.Continue Reading
That’s the kind of trust I want to have with my good Father, God. I want to let Him worry about what is happening on the beach of life around me.Continue Reading