This month our women’s Bible study is beginning a study of the covenants recorded in the Bible. Chapter 17 of Genesis records the covenant God made with Abram and Sarai. With the establishment of the covenant God changed their names to Abraham and Sarah. Having recently been in the New Testament it brings to mind… Continue reading Covenant in the Bible and Perspectives on the Family
It is March 1st and spring is coming. The temperatures are still up and down, but I am beginning to have garden thoughts. I am looking forward to seeing the blooms from the bulbs I planted last fall. The delight offered by gardens has been expressed over hundreds of years. I have collected… Continue reading It’s March and Spring is Coming!
Give us, O Lord, a steadfast heart, which no unworthy affection may drag downwards. Give us an unconquered heart, which no tribulation can wear out. Give us an upright heart, which no unworthy purpose may tempt aside. Bestow upon us also, O Lord our God, understanding to know you, diligence to seek you, wisdom to find… Continue reading Give Me a Steadfast Heart
On March 23rd the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the HHS Mandate and the Little Sisters of the Poor. The federal government is arguing that the Little Sisters must comply with this mandate in the health insurance that they provide for the people they employ. It is important to understand… Continue reading 4 Reasons to be Concerned About the HHS Mandate
As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty,… Continue reading Hope of the Gospel Overcomes Shipwreck
On these cold winter days, a bowl of chili is appealing, especially when it is paired with a nice corn bread. Here is a recipe for corn bread with sweet onions that is baked in a skillet—and is gluten free. (If gluten is not a concern you can replace the brown rice flour and arrowroot… Continue reading Skillet Corn Bread: A Side Dish for Chili or Soup
Over the past few weeks I have been working on memorizing Ephesians 2:1-10. I keep note cards with the passage printed out in my purse. If I have extra time while traveling, a quiet moment when I am babysitting for the grand kids, I can pull out the cards and read over the verses. It… Continue reading The Best Valentine
Two questions that are facing our nation and our state could be connected. Should our tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood? Will Illinois certify Professional Midwives (CPMs) to provide home birth care? A number of states do recognize CPMs, but not all. In some states they can bill medicaid for home birth care.… Continue reading Midwife Care versus Planned Parenthood
My husband and I are in a new season of life. We are both retired and have supportive roles in our extended family. My mother and brother are in declining health now and require the help of family. We are thrilled to have five of our grandchildren in the area and see them on a… Continue reading A New Season of Life and a Luscious Cup of Coffee
For the past five months I have been studying the book of Acts. The book provides a picture of the early church, the work of the Holy Spirit and the challenges that believers faced. Times and circumstances are different now, but the challenges are similar. When we pursue truth we will encounter pushback. The… Continue reading Is Medical Research Supporting Planned Parenthood?