The crazy news cycle and the deep divide in our culture over political policies are emotionally exhausting. The distortion and actual lies about my state rep’s record are upsetting. I know Tom. I need moments of respite. Morning devotions in Proverbs with my husband, prayer and time outside are refreshing. In prayer, we can give… Continue reading Finding Moments of Respite
If you go to see the movie, Gosnell: the Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, you will understand the title of this post. My husband and I saw this movie today. The movie is based on the actual court documents from the trial. It was riveting and held the attention of the audience. We were… Continue reading Save the Turtles but Not the Babies
For the past month I have been studying the book of Leviticus. It is a study of God’s holiness and his plan to redeem mankind. The sacrifices and offerings that God required of Israel point to man’s sin and the need for payment in blood. Sinful man cannot approach God. Psalm 15 raises these questions.… Continue reading Forgiven, Healed and Redeemed
This past week I read Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin. It’s a story about three Swedish sisters that immigrate to Chicago. I enjoyed the character development, especially the youngest sister, Sofia. Sofia is tried and tested by circumstances but her faith in God gradually grows. The Bible verses that guide Sofia’s faith are… Continue reading Praising God During Troublesome Times
Good writers are readers. In order to become a better writer, I read extensively. I read fiction and nonfiction books. I read nursing and midwifery journals. I read the Bible. Last fall I thought that I should read a major newspaper to keep up with the events of the day. If I was going to… Continue reading Good Writers are Readers
The book chosen for our Tuesday morning Bible study is Leviticus. Yes, Leviticus. The over arching theme, above all the sacrifices and laws for food, is God’s holiness. God is holy and human kind is prone to sin. Yet, the Israelites were instructed to be holy. For I am the Lord who brought you up… Continue reading Why Study the Book of Leviticus?