Ladies and Gentlemen, this might be the shortest post I ever make on this blog, so break out something bubbly and celebrate. I’m still feeling very ill, but my doctor discovered it’s because I was prescribed what is essentially an overdose of my super-strong antibiotic, and we’ve corrected that. I am finally on the mend. … More Logos Bible Software – You Do Know You Can Use it for Free, Right?
Okay, guys. I feel like hot garbage today because I am still fighting off a really nasty gut infection. I briefly considered trying to sanitize it by typing “gastrointestinal,” instead, but I despise obfuscation of any kind. So, I called it what it is. My guts are on fire, y’all, and that’s what I’m dealing … More The Best Bible Highlighter…EVER (so far)
I have encountered a lot of discomfort in bible study. I don’t mean the time my foot fell asleep when I sat on it too long reading 1 & 2 Chronicles. No, I mean the feeling of emotional discomfort when the Bible tells me something I did not expect or something that contradicts what I … More Why Christians Don’t Read The Bible: the Problem of Cognitive Dissonance
I do not spend every waking hour of my life doing serious nerdtastic bible study. My contact with scripture doesn’t look like a deep struggle for knowledge and understanding every day. On most days, my Bible exposure looks like 15-minute intervals of fitting in some time with God between errands. This can be listening to … More Useful Tools for Solo Bible Study
Last week, in Part 1, we went over the text of Genesis 6:1-6, which introduces the short but fascinating story of the Sons of God and the Daughters of Men. This tiny little collection of verses has a lot to say, and how we interpret it will have a meaningful impact on how we … More Issues in Genesis: The Sons of God & Daughters of Men, Part 2
If you haven’t read the Introduction to this series, I really encourage you to do that. That post lays out the purpose and structure of this series as well as my view of scripture and my own struggles in Genesis. This work is important to me. I want this series to be genuinely helpful … More Issues in Genesis: The Sons of God & Daughters of Men, Part 1
I lead a Tuesday morning study group for women at my church. It is the first Bible study group I ever joined (in my entire life), and over the last three years, these women and our weekly meetings have become one of the brightest spots in my world. Even when I struggle to meet any … More A Non-Review & Some Group-Study Tips
Over the past several weeks, I have been talking to people in person and in online groups about Judges 19, and that has thrown tendrils of discussion out into many other areas of Scripture. I ran across a very upsetting mindset that I feel compelled to address. I’m not just fussing at others, here. I … More Sin is Never “Necessary”
I think this kind of falls under “How Not To Read the Bible,” and I want to reiterate here that I’m not qualified to preach or teach over anyone by any standard in the church. I’m not speaking from authority here. I’m just blogging. My blog articles are worth precisely what you pay to read … More It Isn’t About Me. It’s About God.
This blog was technically my husband’s idea. As I got into the habit of nightly Bible study, he would burst out laughing at my over-the-top excitement over each new revelation, question, or problem I came across in Scripture. At some point he suggested I start sharing my “honest thoughts from a beginner in the … More Wrestle With God’s Word