Dear Friends, I just read the Christianity Today article about the G2 Summit of Friday December 13, 2018 hosted by the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College (my alma mater) on the timely topic: Responding to Sexual Harassment, Abuse, and Violence. It was the first interdenominational gathering to address the problem of abusive power figures … Continue reading The G2 Summit Helped Me Say #MeToo
Dear Friends, The plot is thickening. Before I explain, I want to reiterate that my intention here is to share my Simpson story in an interesting, educational, motivating way that prompts revival. Right now, in my assessment, the underlying root of Simpson's legal argument inadvertently suggests that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution … Continue reading A Sad, Sad Story About the Breakdown of Religion in a Religious Corporation in Redding
It's almost Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. A quiet time for giving thanks to God. In the maze of life, the strange wandering we all do, there are such perplexities as the Camp Fire that, as it turns out, did not destroy all of Paradise. Consider this excerpt from another blog I found: The randomness of … Continue reading Thanksgiving: The Fire Did Not Destroy All of Paradise
Dear Friends, The Camp Fire that burned up the beautiful town of Paradise (population 27,000) near Chico (about 80 miles southeast of Redding) now ranks as the deadliest fire that the United States of America has suffered in a century. To give you some perspective, the second worst fire in California history killed 29 people … Continue reading The Nation’s Deadliest Fire in a Century
Dear Friends, Until now, I have been too numb, too shocked, to write about the Camp Fire, the most devastating fire that California has ever seen. On Thursday November 8, 2018, this speed-fire -- within eight hours--engulfed, gulped down, and swallowed whole the 27,000 population, beautiful town called Paradise, which lies about 90 miles away from … Continue reading Paradise Lost: New Worst Fire Ever in CA Still Burning
In the twentieth century, one of my favorite writers, Dorothy Sayers, wrote a now-famous little treatise titled, "Are Women Human?" Today I'd like to ask a more twenty-first century question: Is it masculine for a woman to be like Jesus? When recently my husband attended a men's event at church, he came home with an … Continue reading Part 1: Is it Masculine for a Woman to Be Like Jesus?
One of the many blessings of my childhood is that Mrs. Hill, my Sunday School teacher for fourth grade, challenged us kids to memorize I Corinthians 13, which I did. I've gotten rusty on it though, so I want to memorize it again. The first time I did so was with The Living Bible translation. … Continue reading I Corinthians 13 — Something to Memorize