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Peace Amid a Pandemic

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation: but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

A lot has changed since I last sat down to write. A microscopic virus has made its way across our world and with it has brought loss of health, jobs, life, and, for many, a loss of peace.

I remember sitting in front of the television as a little girl watching…

The Best New Year’s Resolution I Ever Made

“…my heart stands in awe of Your word. I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure.” Psalm 119:161-162

I like new beginnings.  There’s something rejuvenating about a fresh start, and the onset of a new year is an excellent time to begin a brand new discipline.  I’ve been thinking quite a bit about New Year’s resolutions.  I personally never liked that word until I was reminded of the seventy life-shaping resolutions Jonathan Edwards made as a young…

Modesty: Humility in Dress

“…in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation…which is proper for women professing godliness…” – I Timothy 2: 9-10

Modesty is not a popular topic these days. I personally don’t like conflict, so I’m certainly not posting these thoughts with the intention of stirring up controversy.  But ladies, biblical modesty is a very important subject; and sadly, it seems to have fallen on hard times.  Now, right off the bat, I would…

Aging Gracefully and Full of Grace

“Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.”  Psalm 71:18
I recently celebrated yet another birthday.  I remember as a little girl thinking my next birthday would never arrive, but now each one seems to roll around more quickly than the last. As I pondered the passing of another year, I began to wonder how I’m managing at…

A Folly & A Shame

“He who answers a matter before he hears it, it is folly and shame to him.” – Proverbs 18:13

 I had planned to write a Thanksgiving blog post since we will be celebrating my favorite holiday of the year next Thursday. But something very disturbing has taken place over the last week, and I felt compelled to address it. The allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Judge Roy Moore have rocked the state I now call home. And they have been…

The Power of the Tongue

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” Proverbs 18:21

When I was in Bible College back in the mid-seventies, there was an old time evangelist who frequently preached in the church the students attended. This particular speaker would always work a little humor into his sermons, and it seemed that he often liked to get a laugh by telling jokes about women. I distinctly remember one of his humorous stories even though I heard him tell it…