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Sacrifice On the Altar of Ego

Sacrifice On the Altar of Ego

I love Carolyn Arend’s “Altar of Ego”. It’s a song whose lyrics I need to think about often. Last week I was thrilled with the response to my post about the emphasis placed on motherhood and being a wife especially within the church. I started with five words that define me and ended with a question […]

The Dilemma of the Self-Rescuing Princess

The Dilemma of the Self-Rescuing Princess

Many of our favorite stories revolve around a woman being rescued by a man. Luke liberates Princess Leia from the Death Star. Prince Phillip awakens Princess Aurora. Link rescues Princess Zelda from … well, lots of stuff. We love these stories. Disney’s version of Sleeping Beauty is one of my all-time favorite movies, although if […]

Horses and Mules

Horses and Mules

Bandit lowered his head and started to charge

Key Verse

Key Verse

  I just returned from a Women’s Retreat. One of the activities we did was stamp something significant into a key. I chose one of my favorite Bible verses, Matthew 7:14 abbreviated to MT 714. While it’s a fairly well-known verse, I daresay it’s not a popular one. “For the gate is narrow and the […]

My Favorite Holiday

My Favorite Holiday

  There’s a difference between favorite celebrations and holidays. My favorite celebration is probably Christmas followed by Halloween. But that’s from the context of cultural and secular fun. Gifts, food, movies, traditions, candy, and costumes. Even this weekend, the most fun part was celebrating my daughter’s eighth birthday with her first sleepover and doing all […]

Jesus Has Risen

Jesus Has Risen

Luke 24:1–8 (NIV) On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about […]

Not Forsaken

  What can I say about Good Friday that hasn’t already been said? I suppose I could go on about how I was assigned to read Matthew 27:39–46 in worship, so I spent a chunk of Thursday learning to pronounce the Hebrew part. Or I could just give you this link to “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani,” […]