Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” —Luke 2: 34-35 Last […]
A couple days ago, in the midst of the zillions things going on, I panicked: Oh, no! Christmas cards! I totally forgot. So I figured I had two choices: 1. Stop everything and bring all kinds of stress and Christmas chaos into my house just so I could get cards printed, labeled, and out the door […]
If you read my two earlier posts, you can see I’ve been wrestling with some things that totally aggravate me. But I need to switch gears—it’s Christmas, after all! So here’s a quick thought: Yesterday I found myself doing something I hadn’t done in who knows how long: I walked through a couple of familiar […]
“It is easier to deal with disappointed women than angry men.” –Anne Olsen This little nugget from my friend, Anne, is one of the best things I’ve ever heard! This truth explains what just happened in my church and much of what has happened through human history. Am I wrong?
I’m not huge on tears, but tonight my church made me cry. That’s not a good thing. The “leaders” in my church just voted 17-13 to continue to bar women from the offices of elder and deacon. And this hurts. More than I thought it would. I had prayed that these men would “hold open the doors” for […]