Genuine Love

I've discovered that much of 1 John is easy enough to translate from the Greek into English, yet I find his message a bit more perplexing than I expected. Note: I've included my own translations below but reference links to NRSV. We are familiar with John’s assertion that "God is Love" (4:8). I still remember my... Continue Reading →

Immanuel: God With Us!

One of my favorite verses is found in Matthew's Gospel: “Lo, I am with you always!” I’ve clung to that promise from my childhood onward.  I bought the small plaque (pictured above) with the verse in German when living in Nebraska nearly 20 years ago. It now hangs in my sewing studio often reminding me... Continue Reading →

“I Pledge Allegiance . . .”

I Pledge Allegiance to… The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was referenced many times during Amy Coney Barrett’s judicial hearings, by the senate committee members and by Barrett herself.  On many occasions, when asked a question Barrett felt she should not answer, she quoted what is known as the Ginsburg rule, “no hints, no previews, no... Continue Reading →

Go Tell John . . .

I seldom listen to music during the day. Oddly, music interferes with my thinking, lol! But, for some reason today I chose to listen to a favorite song from years ago while folding laundry: “Go Tell John” by Keith Lancaster. The song tells the account from Luke 7 – John the Baptist is in prison.... Continue Reading →

This is the Day . . .

A favorite Bible verse greets me nearly every morning from my egg carton:  This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24 I usually take that moment to thank God for another day of life. If I'm a bit grumpy because I missed some solitude and a... Continue Reading →

“Mary, Mother May I?” Part 1 – The Hermeneutical Hurdle

A. Introduction In this series I begin sharing a good portion of my research project completed two years ago for my Masters in New Testament from Johnson University. It focused primarily upon Mary, Joseph’s wife, the mother of Jesus. These posts will expand further upon my original project, “Mary, Mother May I?: Finding Hope for Restoration... Continue Reading →

“Saved by the Blood”

Today I learned how menstruation, ironically, became a blessing rather than a banishment to the red tent. In the article linked below, I stumbled upon an interesting scenario where a woman's monthly flow could literally save her from death. Before we go there, let me share a few thoughts. Yes, I'm writing about menstruation, a topic... Continue Reading →

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