July 9, 2020

The Wrong Identity
It is impossible to miss the societal push to ‘tribalize’ or identify with a specific group.  Companies like 23 and Me, Ancestry.com, CRI Genetics want to analyze DNA to give individuals an ethnic, racial category.  Social forces push identification...

June 1, 2020

Along with millions of other people in the United States and around the world, I have lived the last few months in a state of limbo under a “stay at home” order.  Like other citizens, we sincerely tried to cooperate--at first. But as two weeks turned into two months or...

March 23, 2020

“Sure, I am going to dress like usual,” I said flippantly.  My husband had just checked our church’s website and confirmed that all services would be live streamed on-line Sunday.  But when Sunday morning rolled around, it seemed so easy to throw on shorts and a T-shir...

August 19, 2019

It happens every day—there is a situation that for one person is a crisis but for someone else, it’s par for the course. What makes the difference? It’s all about what one knows. If you know the situation is momentary, easily fixed or only an illusion, it’s not a crisi...

July 31, 2019

​​Identity in Christ, in Him, through Him, by Him

Romans 3:24

All (believers) are justified and made upright and in right standing with God, freely and gratuitously by His grace, through the redemption which is [provided] in Christ Jesus.

Romans 6:11

Even so consider yours...

November 22, 2018

Like many families, when a large group was dining together during holidays or family reunions, we had a ‘children’s table.’  Sometimes it was the table in the kitchen, sometimes it was a card table set up in the family room; occasionally, if the home or facility was la...

July 1, 2018

I admit it, I am a person who loves horses.  Famous Lipizzaners, 4-H horses or back yard ponies, they are all beautiful to me and have been a source of joy for as long as I can remember.  Our family has had a number of horses over the years, but the most remarkable hor...

March 1, 2018

     Church people talk about spiritual warfare, but in reality, very few of us encounter battles in the spiritual realm on the scale of Daniel, Esther or Jesus, and many of us hope we never have to do so.  We do, however, encounter battles that should be dealt with in...

February 1, 2018

      If January is a time for new beginnings, starting over, developing better habits or kicking bad ones, February is the time of defeat. The most common goals are the same every year:  deal with losing weight (eat healthier, exercise more), finances (spend less, sav...

September 1, 2017

[...our cells, even outside of our body, will still respond to our emotions.]

The news lately has been full of stories about protesters, statues, free speech, slavery and racism.  Sadly, the scenario is not uncommon throughout history, including the church.  And, like n...

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