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Redemption

He Loves Me!

But now this is what the LORD says, He who created you, o Jacob, He who formed you, o Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.” ~ Isaiah 43:1 Standing... Continue Reading →

Learning to Love the Old Testament Stories

Stories.  We love them!  Some of us love to tell them, with exaggerated gestures and dramatic facial expressions.  Others of us love to read them, the descriptive words washing over us to chill or gladden our hearts.  Some of us... Continue Reading →

Soul Rest

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your... Continue Reading →

Submission is Liberation

Don't worry.  I'm not forming some kind of fascist religious group.  But “submission is liberation” is written underneath a rather unlikely passage of my Bible.  I noticed it the other day as I was puzzling over what it means to be surrendered or... Continue Reading →

Lenten Grace

Sunday afternoon, about an hour before sunset, I woke up from my Sunday afternoon nap and decided to bag the leaves in my front yard.  You may be thinking, "Becca, it's spring! Why are you bagging leaves?"  Well the fact... Continue Reading →

How to Have a Life of Adventure

I was reading Exodus 14 the other day as part of my Living the Christian Year devotional.  What, you don't immediately know what Exodus 14 is about??  Shocking. OK, I'm just kidding.  I mean, I was reading Exodus 14, and it's... Continue Reading →

Perspective: Women as “Sons of God”

As I was leaving campus last night, one of my students was telling me about a conversation she'd had with a guy about how hard it is for men to identify with the image of being "the Bride of Christ." ... Continue Reading →

Epiphany

Have you ever had an "aha" moment?  You know, one of those moments when the lightbulb comes on over your head, and you suddenly seem to see something very clearly?  Maybe the solution to a problem suddenly became apparent to... Continue Reading →

Jesus Loves Pharisees Too

Over dinner at Christmas Conference last week, one of my co-workers asked me what I was going to write my first book about.  I laughed, since I’m not planning to write a book, but then I thought about it.  “What... Continue Reading →

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