Walk In Her Sandals: Meet Miriam

Christ’s Appearance to Mary Magdalene after the Resurrection, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Miriam is a courageous woman of Jerusalem who joins her son, James, as he follows Jesus in his ministry through Judea, Galilee, and Samaria. Her gift of maternity was both a physical and a spiritual motherhood. As a mother, she carried […]

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Walk In Her Sandals: Meet Zilpah

The Dead Christ, Philippe de Champaigne, via Wikimedia Commons
Zilpah is Anah’s grandmother and the mother of Miriam. Although she is ancient, she sees much: Anah’s pain of childlessness, Miriam’s worry for her sons, Huldah’s loyalty, and even Veronica’s fear of her husband.
As Holy Saturday dawns amid despair and grief, it is Zilpah who remembers God’s faithfulness […]

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Looking Forward To Lent

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I look forward to Lent. After the excitement, busyness, and sometimes overindulgence of Christmas, the coming of Lent promises something that is sorely needed in my life: 40 days in the desert with Jesus.
Lent is a time for quiet, prayer, fasting, and a refocus. A time to ready ourselves for […]

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Something to Read for Christmas

I’ve always loved this simple formula for gift-giving. With all the pressures of Christmas decorating, cooking, and activities, finding the perfect gift can seem overwhelming.
So if you’re looking to fulfill the “Something to Read” part of this formula, here’s a list of suggestions might help. This is by no means comprehensive, but a quick overview of a […]

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