The Desolate Woman: A Biblical Perspective on Rape

A huge kingdom in a faraway land, a beloved king with a beautiful daughter, and a handsome prince who is heir to the throne—the story has all the makings of a lovely fairy tale, yet it is a horror story. The kingdom was Israel under the rule of King David and the handsome prince wasContinue reading “The Desolate Woman: A Biblical Perspective on Rape”

The Choice Mary Made

Did Mary have a choice?  It’s a question we were batting around at Bible study last night as we discussed chapters 3-4 of Liz Curtis Higgs latest book, The Women of Christmas.  One of the ladies in my study—an older lady from England—passionately stated, “We are discussing this as though Mary had a choice.  TheContinue reading “The Choice Mary Made”

Book Review:: You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth

Since Holley Gerth writes for DaySpring cards (and co-founded (in)courage) it seems cliché to say that her book, You’re Already Amazing, is like receiving an unexpected greeting card saturated with wisdom and thoughtfulness only a dear friend could write. But that’s exactly what reading You’re Already Amazing is like!  Gerth engaged me with her girlfriendContinue reading “Book Review:: You’re Already Amazing by Holley Gerth”

Coming Home: Thoughts on my church membership

Clearly, this is not me.  This is just how I feel.  🙂 Sunday.  For the past 7 years, it has been the day I perused the newspaper ads, the afternoon I went shopping or ran errands, the evening I feared what the week could hold.  But it was NOT the day of the week IContinue reading “Coming Home: Thoughts on my church membership”

Go with me to the Sadie Hawkins?

According to Wikipedia—a fount of knowledge on all things Leap Day/Sadie Hawkins—the practice of woman asking men to MARRY them was allowed once every four years on Leap Day.  Though often attested to Birgid’s major crush on St. Patrick (and really, who wouldn’t be beguiled with the man who drove the snakes out of Ireland?),Continue reading “Go with me to the Sadie Hawkins?”

Cards Still Make a Difference & Giveaway!

{More info on these cards} We have more excuses than ever not to send cards for birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions: The price of stamps just increased.  Again.  Cards aren’t eco-friendly (even though they can be recycled and are often made out of recycled materials).  And, of course, there just isn’t enough time toContinue reading “Cards Still Make a Difference & Giveaway!”

Kari Jobe: Where I Find You

Note from Amy:  While I’m working on my DaySpring review, editing a post that will appear later this week, and gathering material for Friday Faves, I hope you enjoy this article by my friend, Christa Banister, about Kari Jobe.  Kari is an incredibly talented artist whose dynamic voice really packs a punch.  And I shouldContinue reading “Kari Jobe: Where I Find You”

I’m “Gifted”

I like to tell people that I have a Master’s degree in counseling.  When I’m with Christians, I like to add that my degree is in “biblical counseling” from a seminary.  All this makes me feel terribly important, like I’m super smart and super spiritual…also that I once did something with my life.  As I’veContinue reading “I’m “Gifted””

Shepherding My Little Flock

As a Bible study leader, I see the ladies in my group making decisions that are not in God’s perfect will.  While I don’t claim to know God’s perfect will for the lives of all, I do believe that God had given me this little flock to shepherd to teach them about the One whoContinue reading “Shepherding My Little Flock”

Guest Post: Christa Allan on Writing

If I’d been more serious about writing a book years ago, I’d have a much cleaner house. No, not because I would have sold millions and been able to afford a full-time housekeeper. The good news/bad news is that I could have accomplished the turbo-clean without publication. It seems that all I have to doContinue reading “Guest Post: Christa Allan on Writing”