Do you appreciate the insights you receive from personality assessments? Not fluffy magazine quizzes like “What’s Your Home Decor Personality?” but assessments such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Enneagram Personality Test, and the Five Love Languages? Psychologists and thought leaders have invested years of research into these typologies that can help us understand … Continue reading What is Your Spiritual Gift?
Many of the Christian women writers, teachers, and preachers I follow have posted this week about John MacArthur’s deplorable behavior at a recent men’s conference. He was asked what two words come to mind when he hears the name “Beth Moore.” He replied, “Go home.” Beth Moore has been a powerful Bible teacher for 40 … Continue reading I Went Home.
Today's guest post comes from a precious friend of many years with whom I have spent far too little time face-to-face. In fact, had I not opened an email from a stranger, we might not be friends at all. Some years after Guy and I graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary, Danielle and Matt followed in … Continue reading To Unite Creativity to Communion with God
This morning Guy and I taught one of our church's adult classes on the topic of "Jesus & Women." We talked about 1st century Greek, Roman and Jewish culture in which women were powerless possessions of their male head-of-households. We looked at biblical examples of Jesus' interaction with women and saw how He respectfully engaged … Continue reading Jesus & Women
Warning: Reading the Bible can lead to unexpected changes in behavior. “Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.” Psalm 112:5 NIV I read this verse in the morning, as I often do, and asked God what He wanted to say. I reflected on our recent … Continue reading Generous and Free
God has rarely been subtle with me. In my life, He definitely tends toward the dramatic. Before she knew she was pregnant, God woke my mom up in a London hotel room to tell her she would have a baby girl. When three doctors told her I would be a boy (before ultrasounds, of course), … Continue reading Grow