When the Bible talks about quietness, it’s not referring to an absence of verbal noise as much as it’s referring to an absence of spiritual noise. Although there’s a connection, quietness has more to do with the state of our hearts than the volume of our words.
Category: Spiritual Life
There’s something incredibly inspiring about people who have the faith and tenacity to keep longing, praying, and waiting for something God has promised -even if it means waiting an entire lifetime.
I may just let out a tear and a sniffle in the Courtroom tomorrow, as I watch my oldest son get called to the Bar, into the profession that stands as a small, imperfect, visible symbol of what goes on in the Great Courtroom of God.
For years I had a scrap of paper posted on my fridge, with the antidote to becoming a grumpy old lady. Do you want to know what it said? Before I tell you, Let me explain what motivated my quest to keep this prescription on hand. It all started when I worked as a therapist [...]
As a woman, I react to the new, gender-inclusive NIV Bible the way I react to nails scratching down a chalk board. Here are 10 reasons why the new NIV is bad for women.
Those old hymns of my childhood still echo in my mind. Today, I’m meditating on “Jesus, I am Resting.” I love the thought of “resting in the joy” of who Jesus is. I hope you do too, and that these words encourage you.
Are women saved through childbearing? Mary Kassian has an interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:15 that may surprise you.
I’ve got an earworm. And I’ve got it bad. A couple of phrases from the song, “Addicted to your Love” by the Black Eyed Peas are ricocheting around my head like a dollar-store bouncy ball. “Addicted to your love. —And I just can’t get enough! I’m addicted to your love!” The earworm keeps burrowing and [...]
Since March is Women’s History month, I thought it would be a good idea to give patronage to some Christian women who have paved the way for women in the 21st century. These women are single, married, missionaries, martyrs, mothers, and theologians. They all have different backgrounds and even vary theologically at some points, but one thing they have [...]
There it was glaring out from the computer screen. The words I never thought I would see. I had been so confident in how God had directed me. For a moment I could not breathe. “We regret to inform you that…” I couldn’t read the rest of the email. The tears suddenly gushing down my face had obscured [...]
Have you been wearing something out of season for a new creature in Christ? It’s time for all of us to clean out our Spiritual Shoe Closets!
Under the influence of a woman, cities have crumbled (Joshua 2-6), and kings have caved (Mark 6). The power that a woman has to influence those around her is one of her strongest resources. And yet, some of us underestimate this influence. Scripture says differently.