Hebrews chapter ten is one of the most interesting chapters in that letter intended for Jewish believers of “the way.” Keep reading to see why I believe this.
Showing respect versus respecting someone
Respect. Do we demand it as our due? Do we have to show it to people who don’t deserve it?
The Resurrection Before Easter
Jesus Christ rose from the dead. It's an inconceivable miracle. But it shouldn't have been too much for his disciples to believe because he wasn't the first dead person to return to life. John chapter eleven is one of the passages that made me want to write stories for Mary and Martha of Bethany. These …
Easter brings joy. I imagine Mary of Nazareth experienced unspeakable joy on that first Easter. This week's excerpt is from Chapter Twenty of A Pondering Heart: After another long night of weeping, the Sabbath passed. On the eastern horizon, a line of golden orange announced the coming sunrise. The streets, well-marked by smoldering torches, seemed …
Three Dark Days
Between the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and the first day of the week, his disciples must have been deeply discouraged. Their hope for Israel's restored kingdom had died on a Roman cross. While writing the second book of the Reflections series, I considered the question: what did those disciples do during that time? The following …
At the Cross with Mary
The next several weeks, I'll be posting excerpts from a series of biblical fictionalizations I wrote between 2014 and 2018. Today's excerpt is from A Pondering Heart, the first book in the series.
Living the Abundant Life
Jesus came that we might have abundant life. But what does that really mean?
What Love Looks Like
Recently, God used what seemed like happenstance to show me what love looks like.
What does it mean to “kiss the Son”?
The phrase "kiss the Son lest he be angry" can be confusing. Read on to learn what it means.
So Many Reasons to Be Thankful
It's Thanksgiving time in the U.S. Will you take a moment to thank God for your blessings?