Bathsheba, the Widow

I recently stumbled across a TikTok which said, “Think of how different David’s life would have been if a certain woman would have been a bit more careful in guarding her modesty.” That is (those of you who don’t like cursing skip ahead) total fucking bullshit. Quick recap on Bathsheba for those of you whoContinue reading “Bathsheba, the Widow”

A Youthful Affirmation of Faith

Recently my church celebrated confirmation Sunday. This is the Sunday where the confirmands (who are usually 12-13 years old) profess their faith and become full members of the congregation. It is a culmination of one year’s worth of study, mentorship, and discussions. The fruit of those discussions are complied into an affirmation of faith thatContinue reading “A Youthful Affirmation of Faith”

What Can Widows Teach us About Easter?

Short answer: everything Easter is God’s ultimate redemption. We say, “Christ is risen. He is risen indeed.” We sing, “Death where is thy victory, grave where is thy sting?” As K.J. Ramsey recently posted, “God hangs on the hard wood of humanity’s hatred and death becomes a door.” I see this so clearly in theContinue reading “What Can Widows Teach us About Easter?”

I Wonder, Isaiah 43:16-21

The Lord says—who makes a way in the sea    and a path in the mighty waters, who brings out chariot and horse,    army and battalion;    they will lie down together and will not rise;    they will be extinguished, extinguished like a wick. Don’t remember the prior things;    don’t ponder ancient history. Look! I’m doing a new thing;    now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it?I’m makingContinue reading “I Wonder, Isaiah 43:16-21”

I Wonder, Psalm 63:1-8

You, God, are my God,    earnestly I seek you;I thirst for you,    my whole being longs for you,in a dry and parched land    where there is no water. 2 I have seen you in the sanctuary    and beheld your power and your glory.3 Because your love is better than life,    my lips will glorify you.4 I will praise you as long as IContinue reading “I Wonder, Psalm 63:1-8”

I Wonder, Genesis 15: 1-18

Quick note, the official verses are Genesis 15: 1-12 and 17-18 but verses 13-16 gave me a LOT to wonder about and it’s my blog so I included them 🙂 “After these events, the Lord’s word came to Abram in a vision, “Don’t be afraid, Abram. I am your protector. Your reward will be very great.”Continue reading “I Wonder, Genesis 15: 1-18”