We each experienced a refreshment in our reflections that offered an invitation to walk and move in faith, hope and love that is described, expressed and gifted below. May it offer you newness in your perspective and experience presently.
In the dread wake of Covid-19 and all kinds of struggles, it is reassuring to know God is still Our Deliverer.
The story of Judah and Tamar (Genesis 38) is often overlooked, or perhaps I should say it is purposely glossed over because of its questionable content. Many Christians struggle with accepting Tamar as a person who portrays any type of leadership quality, let alone having Christian values. We all tend to get stuck when we think about her actions don’t we? Even though we don’t condone Tamar’s actions,
Celebrating the birth of Jesus reminds us that we are under new management with a fresh voice of hope and peace. In celebration of this good news, God has blessed WOW! with a new voice for 2020 which will deepen and give clarity to WOW!’s identity.
Celebrating the birth of Jesus reminds us that we are under new management with a fresh voice of hope and peace. In celebration of this good news, God has blessed WOW! with a new voice for 2020 which will deepen our calling and greater clarity to our identity....
A liminal space—that in-between space of waiting, of not knowing, of presumed inactivity, expected to be short-lived! Most dread that liminal space. I, for one, who likes things organized, leaving nothing to chance, am mortally afraid of such spaces of uncertainty....
My natural bent would not have been to go to “in-between” spaces, where job descriptions are vague and the journey unmeasurable. Meeting Jesus created a new space for redemption, making the “in-between” a space for life rather than death.
Who was I? Was a title and the approval of man really to be the source of my self-worth? It was during this season that I learned so much about myself and my God.
“I wasn’t taken seriously. ‘He wouldn’t do that!’ was the dismissive reply.”
These accounts have been rejected and dismissed for too long. The rise of Women’s Marches, the #MeToo Movement, and the #ChurchToo Movement are giving victims of sexual harassment and assault a platform to tell their stories, to be heard, and most importantly, to be believed.
This Lenten season, I am drawn to the witnesses: the grieving women looking on at Jesus’ crucifixion with their hearts breaking, mourning and wailing for him as recounted by Luke. The Gospels of Luke and Matthew also tell us that these many women