“And she gave birth to her first-born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger” (Luke 2:7a NASB). God the Son comes to earth as a newborn baby. This baby Jesus was not self-sufficient in any way and he completely depended upon others to care for him, nourish him, … Continue reading We Need Each Other: An Advent Reflection
After Jesus is arrested, Peter is secretly following Jesus to see what is happening. Scripture shows that fear dictates Peter’s responses when Peter is accused of knowing Jesus and traveling with him. Peter adamantly denies knowing Jesus, not once, but three times. “Immediately, while he [Peter] was still speaking, a rooster crowed. The Lord turned … Continue reading A Day to Weep: The Grief of Good Friday
I love that song that we teach children in church, “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine . . .” It affirms that God has given each of us gifts, a purpose—a light to shine. One thing that the song doesn’t address is that sometimes we prevent others from shining their … Continue reading Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine
In a message I preached a few weeks ago, I shared the spiritual struggle I went through during the year that both of my boys were diagnosed with autism. As I reflected on it, I realized that it was ten years ago. In some ways it seems longer, in fact, it is hard to … Continue reading Ten Years After Autism
As a preacher, who is a woman, it grieves my heart to see women, called of God, denied the opportunity to preach. My grief is not only for the women who struggle to find a place where they can use their gifts, but I grieve the lost opportunity for the congregation to experience the fullness … Continue reading Celebrating High Heels in the Pulpit
I don’t know about you, but I find that one of the most frustrating circumstances is to share with another person, or group of persons, a different point of view concerning a doctrinal or theological issue; and as soon as I stop speaking, if they wait that long, I am discredited without the benefit of … Continue reading Are We Holding Our Fingers in Our Ears?