Tag: christianity

The Low-Down on Prayer

Here’s the low-down: Prayer is ESSENTIAL. Here’s what it is not: A token of appreciation. A “go-to” when we’re desperate. A “wish list” of our wants. A poetic gesture with magical consequences. IF IT IS ESSENTIAL, then why does it often feel like an anomaly? anomaly [uh-nom-uh-lee]: “An odd, peculiar, or strange condition, situation, quality, etc.” [dictionary.com] It…

Just An Old-Fashioned Love Song–Scripture Challenge: Song of Solomon

I’m a mushy romantic, but when it comes to the Song of Solomon, this old-fashioned girl still blushes at the boldness of this poet’s language! I grew up modest (for which I am thankful!), and I continue to promote modesty whenever I speak to women, young and old.  My passion comes from my own spiritual committment–I…

The Proverbial Problem–Scripture Challenge: Proverbs

I love the book of Proverbs. I really do, BUT… I have a little question I’ve been asking myself. Why in the world does the writer choose to the female imperative when referring to WISDOM? I have never claimed to be a “wise guy”, and don’t want to start now, but I’m not sure that…

My Love for Words

I’m guessing that I got it from my sweet mother… she’s an avid reader and the champion Scrabble player in our family, and now we’re addicted to Words with Friends.  She’s retired now, but her former occupation as a proof-reader definitely gives her an advantage! 😉 (Love you, Mom!) The written word has changed course, and…

Not So Long Ago–In a Land Far, Far Away

It was only a month ago that we arrived back home from our visit to Madagascar. The temperatures here today are in the single digits, with a wind chill below 0 degrees.  Toliara, Madagascar is just a little warmer… In past posts, I’ve shared how traveling to third world countries has changed my perspective on…