Forgiveness, No Postage Required

Jesus’ teaching oppressed and confused mighty minds; scholarly Jews who adhered closely to Mosaic law wrestled unsuccessfully with parables. Yet, somehow, he reached the disenfranchised; the uneducated.  His parables appealed…

Plenty of Abundance

Don’t expect a word nerd like me to entitle an essay using redundancy every day. Gloat, go on. You know you want to, except – haha! I was being ironic,…

Exulting is Exciting!

One of my favourite verses right now is Zephaniah 3:17. I already wrote about the verb ‘quiet’ and whined about the confusion caused by bible translations. Now, I want to…

Be Quiet in the Lord? Shut up!

For a while, the fad among my daughters’ peers was to express surprise by crying out ‘shut up!’ Translated from teenager into English that means ‘no way!’ or ‘you’re kidding!’…

Sojourner King

Easter is nearly here and I wonder about Christ’s journey from nativity to crucifixion; Christ’s sojourn from grotto to tomb. Yep, that’s my word of the day: sojourn. Maybe ‘grotto’…

Rebuke, Restore, Repeat

Rebuke, Definition: a telling-off (n) to tell-off (v) Bad Day, Definition: when every word of the bible seems to be a rebuke. These are only informal, personal definitions and, as…

Wilderness Conversations

When I imagine John the Baptist emerging from the wilderness, he is ludicrous and historically inaccurate. He bursts out of a forest of fir trees (not too common along the…