Sinner

Why Now?

Mom’s fall happened at a bad time. With three grandchildren visiting, Mom to care for, and a lack of sleep, now (Saturday afternoon) did not seem a good time to cope with a fall. The next morning at 4:30 a.m. Mom was in pain, so an ER visit was necessary. I called my...

Friends Who Pray

My broccoli and cheese soup and hibiscus water were great, but my heart was heavy. Lack of sleep, worry, and failure was my focus. I had struggled to pray earlier that morning, but I was too weary. I desperately needed to talk to a friend. My phone rang. I sighed in...

April Fools

April 1st  is the day when fooling others is fun. This day, a practical joke is played followed by an amused prankster yelling, “April fools!”  These jokes are harmless and are enjoyed by many. Samson, a Nazarite from birth, liked playing jokes. His vow required no...

Alive

I once was dead. Fearful, restless, and dissatisfied, I searched for life. I’d heard powerful preaching, but faith eluded me. Many trips to the altar waiting to “feel” saved left me void of salvation. Finally, I surrendered with an unspoken plea, Lord if you don’t...

Submission to Leaders and One Another

This week we will leave women’s roles and address the issue of hierarchy leadership in the church as stated in the definition of egalitarianism. Egalitarians believe in mutual submission in which all people submit to each other in relationships and institutions as a...

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