Wisdom of Soloman and Courage of Esther

{Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash } In the beginning of Becoming MomStrong, author Heidi St. John writes, “Mothers today need the wisdom of Solomon and the courage of Esther.” If you're unfamiliar with The Bible, this statement won't make sense. And I'll be the first to affirm your fears if you don't know who people are in Scripture - [...]

By |2018-01-15T23:02:30+00:00January 15th, 2018|Bible Study|0 Comments

Beloved – My Pick for 2017 Lenten Study

Lent begins next Wednesday, March 1 but I've been in planning mode for several months. While most who observe Lent associate it with sin, darkness, ashes, and sacrifice, I'm taking a different approach by diving into BELOVED: 40 Days in the Gospel of John by Margaret Feinberg. John is one of my favorite books in [...]

God Is With Us, Always!

I've had so many questions for God lately: Will that person return to church? Will that person get pregnant? Will that job opportunity come to fruition? What effects will General Conference have on local churches? Are my friends in Haiti and Jerusalem safe? Will I be a strong leader this summer? Will that person get another [...]

By |2016-05-10T08:00:44+00:00May 10th, 2016|Bible Study, Uncategorized|3 Comments

What's so "good" about Good Friday?

What is so good about Good Friday? How can anything good come from something so bad? Today is Good Friday, perhaps the most significant event in the history of the world. It's a day filled with somber worship in dark spaces, dreadful songs, and Scripture passages of death, pain, suffering, and humiliation of an innocent man. The cross, a symbolic representation of God's unconditional love (vertical [...]

By |2016-03-25T07:00:56+00:00March 25th, 2016|Bible Study, Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spiritual Gifts and Rock Collecting

  Kamden and I have been enjoying the beautiful weather by treasure hunting in the yard and driveway. After an hour of playful discovery and excavation, Kamden had a pile of rocks and placed each one on the porch rail. While Kamden examined his treasures, I remembered a recent Bible study lesson on spiritual gifts. To the eye, Kamden's rocks were [...]

By |2016-02-19T15:00:01+00:00February 19th, 2016|Bible Study, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Worship. Study. Serve.

The words worship, study, and serve came to me during a recent workshop at church where we (a team of 40 worship administrators, team leaders, and laity volunteers) created a purpose statement. It was a productive (and exhausting) day full of brainstorming and collaborating and I enjoyed it immensely. As I read the new purpose [...]

By |2016-01-20T16:48:47+00:00January 20th, 2016|Bible Study, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being a wife/mom/adult is hard.

Folks at the fitness center where I exercise are quite concerned with my safety, and it has nothing to do with buckets of sweat pouring off of me. It seems like every time I am on the treadmill or elliptical machine, I'm jotting notes on a piece of paper. The habit formed months ago when I was listening [...]

By |2015-07-22T15:28:34+00:00July 22nd, 2015|Bible Study|0 Comments

Trust + Obey

I'm not much of a daredevil, adventure seeker, or risk taker. I'm not an adrenaline junkie and I don't get 'high' from thrills like skydiving or bungee jumping. The most exciting things I've done include screaming on roller coasters at Six Flags, riding a camel in Jerusalem, and having a baby. Some people might say I'm boring. I suspect [...]

By |2015-07-12T07:00:29+00:00July 12th, 2015|Bible Study|0 Comments