Tag Archives: Messiah

Embrace Your Inner Donkey


How’s your self-esteem? On a scale of 1-10, how would you rank your outward appearance? Too fat, too skinny? Too tall, too short? Hair too curly, too straight—or is there simply too little left to assess? Should we talk about wrinkles? Okay, let’s not. Do you have Antique’s Disease—when your chest falls into your drawers? … Read More

Independence ≠ Faith

I love God’s Word. That’s not a surprise to those of you who read this blog regularly. But here’s the thing I love most about it. Each time I read it, I’m surprised. How does God do that when I’ve read some of these Bible passages more than a dozen times? If I was reading … Read More

Developing a Habit of Faith

I’ll start today’s post with the current weather in Portland: 31 degrees, roads covered with 1+ inches of snow and a similar quantity of ice. Over 200 schools are closed in our area as well as government offices and many businesses. Roy is home with me today. I’m sitting in my nice warm house in … Read More

Was Miriam an Introvert or Extrovert?


As we look at clues from Scripture to determine the personality and temperament of Moses’s elder sister, Miriam, let me share a quick overview of my Introvert vs. Extrovert story. I used to be an off-the-charts extrovert. When our girls were little, I needed to get out of the house for adult interaction every day or…well, let’s just … Read More

Hope —Use It or Lose It


As we turn our hearts to a new year, I’ve got a few confessions to make. I’m not a goal setter. I never make New Year’s resolutions. And even if I have a dream vacation on the calendar, I never think about it because it’s torture to dream about relaxing in paradise while living with … Read More

Compelled To Praise

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We were visiting our kids and grandkids in CO over the Christmas holiday, and my iPad went wonky. After an update of the operating system, it wouldn’t turn on. I tried everything. Pushed buttons. Held down buttons. Prayed over it. Maybe even mumbled a curse word (does “flippin” count?). Still wouldn’t turn on. I hadn’t … Read More

New Year’s Contest

Please answer the question listed in the Rafflecopter giveaway in the comment space below. Then feel free to earn additional entries by following the instructions on the Rafflecopter widget. You can repeat with new entries daily! Contest begins midnight, January 1, 2016 and ends at midnight, January 6, 2016(PST). Winner will be announced on Mesu’s … Read More

EVE by Wm. Paul Young

Book Description From the back cover: Eve is a bold, unprecedented exploration of the Creation narrative, true to the original texts and centuries of scholarship—yet with breathtaking discoveries that challenge traditional beliefs about who we are and how we’re made. Eve opens a refreshing conversation about the equality of men and women within the context of our beginnings, … Read More

Merry Christmas!

  Behold, I  bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11 (ESV) This week and next I will be taking a break from my weekly blog to celebrate Christmas … Read More

Would You Have Missed the Messiah?

Would you consider yourself an observant person? I used to be—especially when it came to actors in different roles. I could spot the same actor in a different movie or TV role no matter how their hair, makeup, or even age had changed them. I told my husband for years that “Goose” in the movie … Read More