empowered or not?

Can an historical novel about women struggling through life in a patriarchal society speak into women empowerment issues? Perhaps we should start with a definition. A quick perusal of the world-wide web showed that most groups agree on a definition similar to the one below: Women’s empowerment focuses on identifying and redressing power imbalances and giving… Read More

Colossians 2:1-3 You are not in this alone.

We are all–individuals and churches–woven into God’s tapestry of love. We pray for each other, we work for each other, we love each other–all in God’s plan and all in His hands.      Colossians 2:1-3 (The Message) I want you to realize that I continue to work as hard as I know how for… Read More

Wisdom list

I admit it—I’m addicted to NCIS and have been for years. My DVR is set to record all new shows, and my husband and I always watch this way—no commercials. Okay, one other confession. The DVR is also set to record any new Dr. Who shows, but since we downgraded our channels to save money,… Read More

Colossians 1:9 We haven’t stopped praying for you

There’s no such thing as too much prayer. And what am I praying for–a grocery list of my desires or a growing relationship with the Lord for myself and others?       Colossians 1:9 (The Message) Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking… Read More