Fasting is a secular fad, nowadays. In 2019, fasting seems to be the new “it” way to diet. Celebrities are doing it. Weight loss books are being written about it. “Intermittent fasting” is a term I see all over the place and hear people talking about from time to time. Let me assure you… This … More Whenever You Fast…
I love men. I cherish them. I have a father and a stepfather, and I love both of them dearly. I have a brother whose humor and goodness light up every room he enters. I have pastors who encourage me, guide me, and answer all of my many questions with the patience of Job. I … More Where Are Our Men?
My darling and long-time friend Sandi has asked me many times to share my favorite Christian podcasts and pastors and studies with her. I hope that I’ve given her answers in the past, but I know I’ve never taken the time to sit down and give her a comprehensive list. That’s horrible. So let’s just … More My Favorites – The Things I Read, Watch, & Listen To in Bible Study
Depression sucks. You may or may not remember the first article I wrote on this blog that talked about our first day back in church after two decades of non-participation. The sermon that day was about anxiety and worry and the sin of despondence. It spoke to me, and it let me know that … More Depression is Different When God’s Here
Chapter 3 of the book of Ruth dives right into the point. If you haven’t read chapters 1 & 2, go do that so you can catch up. They’re very short chapters, and the context is pretty important. Now that Naomi has really experienced her daughter-in-law’s loyalty and been reminded of the kindness and justice … More First Reading of Ruth: 3, A Widow’s Proposal
Looking Through History’s Dark Glass I saw this photograph of a young Pakistani shepherd and I thought, “I bet this is exactly what David looked like.” How crazy cool is that? Maybe it’s just because I’m a history freak, and maybe you find this sort of thing obvious or boring, but indulge me for a … More Dealing with David #2 – The Shepherd Boy