Things you might have in common with a raccoon: dark circles around eyes stay up all night eat junk cute a little chubby I will fight you possibly rabid Definition of paper cut: A tree’s one glorious moment of revenge. Q: Santa, why are Dasher and Dancer always taking coffee breaks? A: Because they are… Read More
Do you want to dig deeper into the Bible?
Are you stuck in your childhood, Sunday School, fun-little-song edition of the Bible? If you don’t look for and expect to discover deeper understanding, you won’t find it. If you are like me, when you read the Bible a voice whispers in your brain, “I already know this story.” Our brains work that way—they connect what is coming… Read More
Live Life Laughing
Q: What does a farmer talk about while he’s milking the cows? A: Udder Nonsense. Q: What goes “ooooo, oooo, oooo”? A: A cow with no lips. I come from a town where a traffic jam is five cars behind a tractor. Give Thanks When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,… Read More
Live Life Laughing
Couldn’t watch the whole movie, but liked the joke. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station. If you want to catch a squirrel just climb a tree and act like a nut. A magician was walking down the… Read More
patriarchy and women’s empowerment
The description on the back of my new book, Less Than a Widow, (shown at left) says: Kathleen Evenhouse paints a rich picture of the traditions and trials of ancient womanhood as she skillfully brings new life into the ageless account of the biblical Ruth. As the 3000-year-old story unfolds, it becomes clear that today’s women… Read More
Conversation Group #1: “Which one is Ruth? You’re kidding, right? She’s one who doesn’t look at all like the rest of us.” “Can you believe that accent—you can’t understand a word she’s saying, and she walks around Bethlehem as if she thinks she belongs here. I don’t like it.” “Poor Naomi—to have a woman like… Read More
Who was this audacious immigrant?
Philanthropy was practiced in ancient Israel—it was a part of their laws and traditions. Hebrew laws actually provided options to women who had fallen on hard times. Allowing gleaning during harvest is one such law—the corners of fields were to be left for the poor as well as any leavings in the fields after reaping… Read More