A recent newspaper article described a local high school celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. This year’s senior class dug up the time capsule left by the first graduating class in 1971. It contained various items those teens thought would be interesting or important for a future generation to know about their life and times. Fifty years … Continue reading Time Capsule
In an age of rising fascination with the supernatural, the sweet little Christmas narrative is an in-your-face supernatural saga of epic proportions. While there are dark elements that lurk in the shadows of the nativity story, it is ultimately one of light, life, and hope. No blog post can do justice to this topic, even … Continue reading The Improbable Incarnation
My Twitter profile begins with “Follower of Yeshua.” Some people may wonder why I use that name, rather than the more commonly used Jesus. After all, the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and said to her: “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” … Continue reading What’s In A Name?
How much do you think about the Kingdom of God? What’s your understanding about the Kingdom of God? It is another one of those theological concepts where all of Christendom is not of one mind. My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen … Continue reading Thy Kingdom Come
This is one of my favorite Hebrew words. According to Strong’s Concordance, it is found in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) 248 times. Its meaning is rooted in the very nature and character of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and it cannot be distilled into a one word translation. Lovingkindness, kindness, steadfast love, … Continue reading All You Need is Chesed
One of the reasons that Hebrew is such an interesting language is that some of the older words are loaded with meaning. Take shalom, for instance. Most people probably know this translated as peace, and it does mean that – and so much more. I usually end my posts with “Shalom, Dottie.” In Israel, the … Continue reading Give Shalom a Chance