How About It, Hagar?

Ever wonder how that conversation between Sarah and Hagar went down? How do you ask another woman to sleep with your husband and have a baby because you think your ovaries basically have shriveled up? (I feel uncomfortable even asking my neighbor for a cup of sugar – so I NEVER have.) I bet holidays…

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?…

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…

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…

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…

The Jezebel Effect

As a kid, I remember overhearing jokes about women who wore too much makeup being “Jezebels”. I happen to love makeup and dressing up so the term is very derogatory – citing that women do these things with purpose of seduction.  Beth teaches on Jezebel here – giving a brief history lesson on who she was…

Rear View

I’m guilty of maybe glancing in my rear-view too much these days. My boys are either engulfed in a Disney movie, singing along or trying to murder each other in the backseat. It’s dangerous though, to have that beautiful distraction; I love those sweet little rascals. My eyes and focus must be on the road…

Job’s Wife: How to Be Unhelpful

I love Beth’s compassionate take on Job’s wife. Beth sites her biting words as being spoken from a place of grief.  I’m not as nice as Beth.  The saying is true: hurt people hurt people. But honestly, this is a hot button issue for me. Your grief doesn’t give you the right to knock someone…

It’s All His

Beth & I are looking at Potiphar’s wife today. Check out her teaching. Go on. I’ll wait. The other day I told Wyatt to treat my toys & stuff nice. He said, “Mom, these are MY toys.” I said, “Son, those belong to me. Everything in this house belongs to me & dad- INCLUDING YOU.”…

We Are Hosea’s Wife

Beth is teaching on Hosea’s wife, Gomer, today.  It’s easy to look at certain people, especially those in the Bible, and look at them as cautionary tales.  I thought of this song by Brooke Fraser, and I love it because it reminds me that we are all sinners. We are all Hosea’s wife. Hosea’s Wife…

Passing the Torch

Every Monday, Beth & I do a collaborate blog. She is a dear friend and mentor to me. She’s writing about Ruth (tomorrow), but I’m writing about her. Beth had led the women’s ministry at our church for over 20 years. That’s a long time to do ANYTHING. She has served faithfully and humbly in some…

Queen of Hearts

Beth takes a look at Song of Solomon & gives a great explanation here. Look, that book of the Bible makes me uncomfortable. Maybe if people realized how scandalously descriptive it is, there would be a lot less porn and a lot more bible reading. It reads like a romance novel. Danielle Steele’s got nothing…