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Walk Slowly Through the Crowd

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”                                                         …

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…

What’s a Woman to Do?

“I write to you so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God.” – I Timothy 3:15

My last blog post was on a very important issue that seems to have become somewhat of a hot topic. The recent controversy in the Southern Baptist Convention over women filling pulpits and being ordained as pastors and elders prompted me to write about the biblical prohibition on women teaching men and holding positions of authority…

Her Children Rise Up and Call Her Blessed

“Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies…Her children arise up, and call her blessed.” Proverbs 31:10, 28

There are some lovely, old-fashioned words that I am sorry to see go out of vogue. One of those delightful words is virtuous.  For many Christian women the term virtuous woman is synonymous with Proverbs 31.  This seems appropriate, since the last twenty-two verses of that familiar chapter of Scripture give us a beautiful description of a virtuous, or…

The Tapestry

“But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times are in Your hand…”       Psalm 31:14-15a
 I’m excited about my new website and blog, and I truly appreciate you taking the time to check it out. Although, from time to time I’ve made a stab at writing consistently, I have never been successful at it. However, a few people have encouraged me to write regularly, and I’ve even received some requests from young…

The God Who sees, Who hears, Who cares

“Grief has an eloquent voice when mercy is the listener.” CH Spurgeon

“And the Angel of the Lord said to her: ‘Behold, you are with child, and you shall bear a son. You shall call his name Ishmael, because the Lord has heard your affliction’…Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the God-Who-Sees…”


It’s been one of those seasons. You know, those times when you find yourself dealing with more than the usual number of disappointments,…

Let Me Be a Woman

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

Let Me Be a Woman is the title of a book written by missionary author, Elisabeth Elliot. The subtitle is Thoughts on Womanhood for Valerie, which are meditations on womanhood penned by Mrs. Elliot as a gift for her daughter. Valerie was engaged to be married, and her mother lovingly wrote of what it means to be a woman as…

Love for a Lifetime


“…rejoice in the wife of your youth…” Proverbs 5:18

I can hardly believe that forty years ago today I was preparing for one of the most exciting and life changing days of my life. Forty years! That’s a really long time! Is there any way I could convince you that we were only twelve and sixteen? In all seriousness, I remember our wedding rehearsal the night before I became Mrs. Don Currin. I was…