One of the most popular verses I see popping up on Facebook lately is Exodus 14:14, in the ever popular NIV translation: “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (we all know how I feel about the phrase “be still”) Let me set the context for you. Moses has led… Continue reading Theology Thursday: Exodus 14:14
Today I am again writing over at Satisfaction Through Christ. One of the hardest parts of infertility is when my faith doesn’t match up with reality. Here’s what I’ve learned about the goodness of God’s Word throughout my infertility journey!
Words hurt. Contrary to the children’s rhyme “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” words hurt. They are powerful little things. At some point in my early childhood, I was told I couldn’t sing. I don’t remember who told me that, but I remember hearing it more than once.… Continue reading Words
I wanted to post a well thought out essay today, chock full of the truth of God’s Word. Instead, we had one of *those* days. The upside? My (still for a few days yet) five year old read three pages of his Bible all on his own! And then he said, “One of my… Continue reading Theology Thursday: Read Your Bible
Yesterday was Mothers’ Day. I suppose I should write some tribute to infertility, and how I haven’t forgotten the pain (I haven’t), or some glorious praise about how grateful I am that my mother is still alive (I am). But holy cow…the fact that I can even find time to sit for a few minutes… Continue reading Burdensome
About a year ago, this post hit the viral airwaves. It was all over Facebook and was all the rage in Christian circles. I read it then, and I really loved it. I see it pop up again, now and then, usually (ironically?) from people who have just had major “blessings” in their lives. I… Continue reading Wrestling
I have a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies, with a concentration in exegesis and original languages. Exegesis is the study of the text in its original context (language, cultural, authorship, the passage as a whole, etc.) in order to draw out the meaning. I have felt more and more compelled to write about Scripture… Continue reading Theology Thursday: Psalm 46:10
I know this post is ill-timed, what with the celebration of the birth of Jesus right around the corner and all, but I have to “get this out.” Many of you have followed along with my tale of our sleep deprivation over the past two years. (if you want to catch up, click “sleep” under… Continue reading Crisis of Faith