The word “covenant” is used quite a bit in Christian circles. We speak of God’s covenants in the Bible, there’s something called “covenant theology,” and there is, of course, the covenant of marriage. Typically, we know that covenants are serious agreements, but beyond that, we might not know the depth of what a covenant truly… Continue reading 2022: Covenant Faithfulness as a Single Person
For Zechariah and Elizabeth of Luke 1, they had had so many years go by that were just like the ones before. Their lives had assumed a rhythm of normalcy that they had embraced. I’m sure they had long ago accepted that there would be no children to grace their home, although the shame and… Continue reading What if this is the Year Where Everything Changes? And What if it’s Not?
Right before Thanksgiving, I saw a post on social media by someone who said they were going to have a laid-back kind of Thanksgiving this year, meaning they weren’t going to be doing a huge meal. I understand that some years, life is overwhelming, and the thought of preparing a lot of food and doing… Continue reading A Case for Feasting
Do you ever get tired of the waiting? The exhaustion of holding on to faith when fear seems so much closer? The pain of wanting never giving way to fulfilment? The ache of the same thing day after day when you long for it to change? Is it hard not to grow cynical? To not… Continue reading When You’re Tired of the Waiting this Christmas
In just one more day, the calendar says I’ll be 34 years old. What an insignificant age, I told my mom. Nothing too special about it. She smiled and said, “I was 34 when I had you.” Can you imagine if I had six children right now, the oldest of whom was 14 years old?… Continue reading Be Brave, 34. You Have a Mission to Accomplish.
“So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me,… Continue reading Why This Thorn in the Flesh?
Not too long ago, I was driving home from a friend’s house after dinner and good conversation together. It was a warm summer evening with cool breezes coming through the open car windows, and the song “Jireh” came on the radio. And as I was singing along to the words, “I will be content in… Continue reading Contentment: Both a Gift and a Choice
It’s been sixteen months and counting since the Covid pandemic turned our lives upside down. And we are an exhausted people. We’re exhausted of the tragedy of sickness and death. We’re exhausted of mask and vaccine debates. We’re exhausted of trying to figure out the “right thing to do,” especially when someone we love disagrees… Continue reading Anxiety, Control & Blame: The Pandemic Picture without God
I am a terrible gardener. Trust me when I say that if any kind of plant stays alive in my house or yard, it’s by the mercy of the Lord. It shouldn’t be surprising seeing as how gardening held no interest to me my entire life, despite my mother’s amazing skills at growing things. But… Continue reading How are the Weeds in Your Heart?
Earlier this month I shared a section from a seminar I did on feminism a few years ago (Does the Answer to a Woman’s Identity Crisis Lie in Her Career?). To answer another controversial question – should mamas stay home with their babies? – here’s the next section from that seminar. What Adds Real… Continue reading Should Mamas Stay Home with their Babies?