I love Bible study

I just completed a day's homework in the workbook that accompanies a Bible study I am attending. This is something I haven't done in a long, long time, both answering questions I didn't write as well as attending a Bible study I do not teach. It's weird, I gotta tell you. Not only am I … Continue reading I love Bible study

This is the will of God

During one Wednesday night prayer meeting, the pastor asked for volunteers to share their favorite verse. One woman immediately recited 1 Thess. 5:16-18, "Rejoice always,¬†pray without ceasing,¬†give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." I was so impressed, both with the fact that she could immediately … Continue reading This is the will of God

Studying the Bible

Many, many (many!) years ago, a large Christian publisher advertised for open submissions of Bible studies for women. I was already doing a little bit of teaching at the time so I dusted off a few of my lessons, attempted to transform them into the sort of Bible studies I knew this organization had published, … Continue reading Studying the Bible

Resolved, again

While New Year's is my favorite holiday, I don't do resolutions. It is certainly right and good to have goals and plans, all with the intention of improving oneself, I just don't want the pressure nor the guilt. I know I will fail so I just avoid it up front. Years and years ago, I'm … Continue reading Resolved, again

Come alongside

This summer I am working through a Bible study guide on Hebrews in preparation for the study I will teach this fall. I love the book of the Hebrews, its consistent encouragement to look to Jesus, the better sacrifice, the better high priest, the better King and Savior. Studying Hebrews has taught me to love … Continue reading Come alongside

Is that ME?

As part of a school assignment, I and a couple classmates wrote and presented a newscast which was videotaped and shown to the class. I think I was the anchor (of course) and I remember being quite proud, if a little self-conscious, of my role. That is, until the video played. I imagine it was … Continue reading Is that ME?