Please Don’t Offend Me

Easter is fast approaching. My oldest daughter and her husband are going to spend the holiday with us, bringing our other college daughter in tow… or maybe it is she who is towing them along… you never can tell. It is a delight to have grown children who want to come home. I am looking […]

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How a 19 year-old Woman Would Change the Church

This post is a little different as it was originally written by my daughter in answer to prompts given for an assignment in her theology class at her university. In response to the model of the church in the book of Acts, she was required to share how she thought the contemporary church should change. […]

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Why I’m Blogging for Another Year

It was probably 15 years ago that I discovered the difference between a web site and a blog. I took a course in how to start a blog and , “voila,” I created my own. That was the easy part. Writing, which used to be easy, suddenly became hard. There was all this pressure to […]

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The Many Faces of Worship

My daughter Rebecca is taking a class on the history of worship, and one of her assignments was to do a word study on the word “worship” in order to develop a richer understanding of what worship means. Today’s churches typically use the word “worship” to communicate a time of song-filled praise, but it is […]

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Miracle in the Mundane

Every day of our lives, we choose how to use our time. Some choices are very intentional, and others are not. Some moments we feel must be significant, and others are just ordinary. We have habits and routines, and year by year, the pages of our lives turn past. At times, you may wonder if […]

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