Messages women need to hear from leading men in the conservative evangelical Church

Statements from the president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Paige Patterson,  have stirred up a dark message I heard as a young girl and still hear as a 43 year old woman in the conservative evangelical American church. The message goes something like this: Being a Christ-like means being passive, quiet, soft-spoken...don't upset the apple… Continue reading Messages women need to hear from leading men in the conservative evangelical Church

Thoughts On Abortion in America: Hope and the Gospel in My Crisis Pregnancy

Tomorrow is the 44th anniversary of the famous Roe vs. Wade decision by the Supreme Court which put into motion the legal killing of unborn babies in the United States. From that date to today over 59 million babies have been aborted in this country alone. To put that in perspective, about 6 million Jewish… Continue reading Thoughts On Abortion in America: Hope and the Gospel in My Crisis Pregnancy

Real Women

I've had something on my mind: Real Women. Look around you sometime at the grocery store, or gas station, at work or at the gym.  Look at the real women around you.  How many of them look like the women on cover of magazines, in commercials or at elite fitness competitions?  I propose almost none.… Continue reading Real Women

Bearing the peculiar mark of majesty

So I'm doing this Bible study with my neighbor. First Peter. We're at that infamous submission part. I've camped out in this book for years. I frequently come back to it because it so directly speaks to me. It bothers me that I'm bothered by the whole subject of submission because I can clearly see… Continue reading Bearing the peculiar mark of majesty