Dayenu: It Would Have Been Enough

This Christmas day I am overcome with gratitude. Our family has welcomed into this world a new child, Autumn Olivia Stitt. Born on a Monday, which according to the old poem means she is “fair of face,” and she certainly is. Perfectly innocent, absolutely loved, a testament to the goodness of God in giving usContinue reading “Dayenu: It Would Have Been Enough”

Power is Not a Fruit of the Spirit

There were several topics in my writing queue this week, but what I was moved to blog about today came spontaneously from a conversation yesterday with my dear friend Charla. She was telling me how touched she was by the new movie about Mr. Rogers, and how inspired by the anointing of kindness and loveContinue reading “Power is Not a Fruit of the Spirit”

How Can There Be Peace?

King Joram demanded, “Do you come in peace, Jehu?”Jehu replied, “How can there be peace as long as the idolatry and witchcraft of your mother, Jezebel, are all around us?” (2 Kings 9:22) The biblical stories of kingly successions in Judah and Israel are not pretty, but replete with political intrigue, generational curses, murder, warfare,Continue reading “How Can There Be Peace?”