Avocado Pits, Family Happenings, & World Events

I put two avocado seeds in my shower window to see if I could get them to sprout.  You can find the directions I used at the Village Garden’s  website if you would like to try this yourself.  It will take about 3 to 6 weeks before roots and leaves…

Are We “Doing Music” Right?

This past weekend I attended The Gospel Coalition Women’s Conference, with my daughter.  To say the worship in music, led by Keith and Kristyn Getty, was beautiful is an understatement.  The music was so delightful in fact that, as I briefly stood in the back with my 2-year-old, up-to-this-point very cranky granddaughter,…

Why I Sing My Heart Out In Church

The First Song The first time the words “sing” and “sang” is used most Bible translations is found in “The Song of Moses,” Exodus 15:1-3, after Moses and the nation of Israel crossed the Red Sea.1 The Men’s Part In this first recorded song the men of Israel, led by…

Sewing A Blog: an Icon, a Poem, and a Confession

I’ve been in a sewing mood the last few weeks, so Sally Lloyd-Jones’ blog on her quilting workshop experience peaked my interest.  At this workshop the participants were asked to randomly choose quilting scraps (even the ones they didn’t particularly like) and sew them together in the path of least resistance….

Websites & Women can be Redeemed

This past week our website, Doxology Publishing, was infected with “mal-ware” (malicious code that someone infects your website with in order to do damage).  I found this out when I searched for the site on Google and saw the words, “Warning: This site may harm your computer.”  Needless to say,…

Stereotyping and the Sovereignty of God

If you want to read this, but only have a few seconds, scroll down and start reading at “The point of this blog.” A bit of history Stereotyping, I found out, was originally coined as a printing word.  Before stereotyping, printers used wooden blocks with images and text that could…

U.S. Coast Guard Swimmer & Helicopter 2014 Photo

Saved! From What?

I grew up in a rural Southern Baptist church where, at the end of the service, you were invited to “come forward” and “be saved.”  As a child, I did not think it strange to speak of someone in our church or community as ‘saved’ or ‘not saved’.  From my…

What’s the Good News?

This was the question my endocrinologist asked me this week as he walked into the examination room where I was waiting, not for him, but for his assistant. So, taken off guard both by his entrance and by his question, my response was “deer in the headlight” frozen. My mind…

Why is Theology Important to God?

Why Does God Care About Theology? In my last blog, Is Theology Important to God?, I tried to establish that God does care about theology. I focused primarily on the doctrine of God and tried to show that, because God explicitly tells us about himself, it is important to God that…

Is Theology Important to God?

My original intent for this blog was to reflect on “Why” theology is important to God. But I realized I couldn’t really go there without establishing that theology is important to God. 1 So the more specific, two-part, question I’m trying to answer here is … Is it important to…