Practices with your Bible that will keep you humble (and make William Tyndale proud)

The accessibility of scripture is something people before us have given their lives for. William Tyndale (1494-1536) laid down his life so that, "... the boy who drives the plow," could know the scriptures even better than the Pope of his time. The stories of how the translation of the Bible, at the blood, sweat… Continue reading Practices with your Bible that will keep you humble (and make William Tyndale proud)

Whatever is lovely- 5 for your weekend

Depression, in my family, is inherited along with steely blue eyes, long limbs and a weak chin. It's something I write about not infrequently.  But I'm not always depressed. With the help of medication and intentional acts of setting my mind on things good, true and lovely, as God's word so wisely instructs, I have… Continue reading Whatever is lovely- 5 for your weekend

A theology of loving your unbelieving spouse

A Facebook friend recently asked a question after reading my piece about the 8 words. Her question in essence was, "How does God want you to love your husband when he doesn't share the same love of Christ you have?" I'm not a seminary graduate, but as my pastor says, I am a theologian.  We all… Continue reading A theology of loving your unbelieving spouse

These 8 words: My beloved is mine and I am his

"My beloved is mine and I am his..." Song of Solomon 2:16 So the people who know these things (at least the ones I've heard) say the Song of Solomon is about a husband and his wife.  It's a love story.  Others say its about Christ and his Church.  A love story.  I say yes.… Continue reading These 8 words: My beloved is mine and I am his

3 Things To Do When Depression Sets In

That old familiar fog started setting in yesterday. Fog is the most tangible comparison I know of for what depression feels like. Life is going along just fine and suddenly like a thick fog at ground level, the kind that happened in Oregon where I grew up, depression sets in.  You can't see the hope that… Continue reading 3 Things To Do When Depression Sets In

The needy in the American Church won’t always be forgotten: Meditation on Psalm 9

When I was pregnant I noticed everyone who was pregnant. When I had a 1969 Volkswagen bug, I noticed everyone with a classic Bug.  And today, when the fire in my belly is still burning from the issue of abuse and the message Christian leaders like Paige Patterson send women, I'm noticing every message in… Continue reading The needy in the American Church won’t always be forgotten: Meditation on Psalm 9

A morning argument with my accuser

"Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him." -John 14:21 A short meditation before I leave for work this morning.  As I read this "verse of the day" on… Continue reading A morning argument with my accuser