Oh Lordy, Look Who’s 40!

Robert Downey Jr. Denzel Washington. Brad Pitt. George Clooney. What do they all have in common? Besides being household names, they’ve aged gracefully. Further proof of how unfair life is for us ladies. How many actresses have you heard about recently aging well? What’s worse is that we seem to appreciate the distinguished look of…

Queen of Influence

Beth and I are kicking off a series about Royals with one of my favs, Esther. See Beth’s study here. My takeaway:  I was at a conference my friend created a few years ago and discovered my greatest impact is thru relationship. As a performer, that was humbling. Do any of us realize the affect we…

Valley of the Shadow

I’m starving. As I type this, I’m eating a burger at the Sacramento airport where I board a flight leaving in 90 minutes. I contemplated eating at the fancier place – take myself on a date. But that seemed fiscally irresponsible. But my mind is swirling. I’ve got to get this out. First off, getting…

A Tale of Tamar

Beth’s observations about Tamar in Genesis 38 are so good. My takeaway from it was this thought: Now, I want to make sure you know which Tamar we’re talking about. We’re not talking about King David’s daughter – who was raped & abandoned. We’re talking about Judah’s daughter-in-law, twice widowed & left destitute. Both of…

He Proved Himself

I’ve always had a “I’m going to work hard, be faithful, prove myself & pay my dues” type person. I’ve never felt entitled. I’ve never expected a big break. I’ve never had anything just handed to me (well, besides having an awesome family & friends!) I’ve always been under the impression big breaks seldom happen…

Top 10 Moments When All Is Right With The World

Not in any particular order… 1. When you hit every green light on your way to work, narrowly missing the school bus traffic thus arriving to work with time to spare. 2. When your kids are good in church and you don’t owe anyone an apology. 3. When there’s a break in the rain when…

Hey There, Delilah

I love the way Beth talks about people in the Bible as though she’s met them. She told me she did not care for Samson, and I immediately pictured her at a dinner party with him where he was probably bragging about his feats of strength and she was signaling her husband – you know…

Jesus: Gatorade for the Soul

We’re talking about the Woman at the Well. Visit Beth’s blog for teaching- read on for my shenanigans.  I tease my single friends about being “thirsty” all the time. It’s the funniest term I’ve heard used for someone who is eager to find that special someone. The word thirsty paints a great picture, doesn’t it?…

Just GO!

Beth’s post about the woman caught in adultery is amazing.  I’ve always wondered about that passage in John 8. What was her name? Was that left out on purpose to not bring her further condemnation? Or was it so we could put OUR names in her place – so that we may relate to her…

Rahab: A Woman with Nothing to Lose

Beth wrote an intro for this part of our Bible women series because we’re talking about women with bad reputations.¬†We want to dive into the soap opera drama of the lives of the harlots. What happens when we peel back that label? We find ourselves. Rahab was a prostitue. Look, no one just wakes up…

Love Thy Neighbor

I grew up in one of those neighborhoods where I knew everyone and had a bunch of kids to play and grow with. As an adult, I’ve made little effort but despite that, we’ve had pretty great neighbors. We moved a couple years ago and live in a cul-de-sac with some people I’m sure are…

Jochebed: Giving Him Up

Beth wrote about Jochebed, mother of Moses & her experience in letting her son go as he left home, college bound.  My experience, however is on the receiving end. I am the adoptive mom. We do have an open adoption, and the birth mother is in the picture. It’s something I’m learning to navigate through…