Astonished by Belief and by Unbelief

There were a few occasions when Jesus was amazed and moved by a person’s faith. The centurion with a sick servant is one example. The woman who’d touched the hem of his robe and received her healing is another, and the foreign woman who asked him to heal her child from the “crumbs from theContinue reading “Astonished by Belief and by Unbelief”


My Mom used to love solo travel. Friends and family would marvel as she hung some clothes on the pole she installed in the back of her Dodge Caravan, checked out some books on tape from the library, and just hit the road. She was fearless that way. Mom also loved people more than mostContinue reading “Alone”

New Creatures with a New Nature

I’ve been studying 2 Peter 1, a passage I’ve returned to many times because I never quite plumb its depths. This time I’m sharing my study with a group of women, so it is even richer for us to converse as we interact together with the passage. I highly recommend this kind of activity. MyContinue reading “New Creatures with a New Nature”

“Let Him Now Come Down from the Cross”

This title comes from the account of Jesus hanging on the cross.  The Roman soldiers were mocking him, and the Jewish leaders decided to chime in. In the Passion translation, their full sarcasm reads: “He saved others, but he can’t even save himself! Israel’s king, is he? He should pull out the nails and comeContinue reading ““Let Him Now Come Down from the Cross””