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Questions about the Bible: Luke 4

Our question for Luke 4 is: “What’s up with Jesus’ references to Elijah and Elisha in his conversation with the folks in his hometown?” In Luke 4:24-27, Jesus refers to stories of two Old Testament prophets. One of them, Elijah,... Continue Reading →

Questions about the Bible: Luke 3

“Geez, John the Baptist. Harsh! What’s with the tone, bro?” The first half of Luke 3 centers on the ministry of John the Baptist and his call to the Israelites to repent. He starts off with this lovely gem: “You... Continue Reading →

Questions about the Bible: Luke 2

Our question from Luke 2 is as follows: Why did the angelic announcement of Jesus' birth come to shepherds? Why not to someone of importance, like Caesar Augustus?There are a couple of layers to this question, and they are both... Continue Reading →

Are you anxious?

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, o LORD, supported me.When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.~ Psalm 94:18-19 I don't know about you, but I often go through periods of of... Continue Reading →

He Restores My Soul

  He restores my soul.  ~ Psalm 23 This is one of my favorite phrases in the entire Bible. So comforting! So reassuring! So peaceful! Soul restoration is like a summer rain shower passing through, making everything vibrant with life. It’s... Continue Reading →

Waiting in Advent… and Life

Wait for the Lord;be strong, and let your heart take courage;wait for the Lord!~ Psalm 27:14 A few months into our marriage, I asked my husband what his favorite Bible verse is. He responded with the above. What?? I thought. Your favorite Bible verse... Continue Reading →

The Playful Side of Jesus

Several years ago, I read a story in the Bible that cracked me up. I literally started laughing out loud. I’d read it before, but one of the delightful things about the Bible (and many other stories) is that you... Continue Reading →

Life Lessons from Atlanta’s Driving Culture

When I first started this blog, I wanted it to be more comprehensive than just Bible stuff.  The Bible is glorious, wonderful, and the clearest revelation that we have from God about God. But everything in life ultimately points us... Continue Reading →

Life ain’t Easy: Learning to Trust

  Trust in the Lord will all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. ~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV and NIV mashup) When I was in high school,... Continue Reading →

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