Bear with me as I give a little history lesson today. You might wonder what it has to do with you, but hang on! :-) According to the GotQuestions website: Question: "When and how was Israel conquered by the Assyrians?" Answer: Assyria’s conquest of the northern kingdom of Israel began ... Read More about Cut Off: A History Lesson for Today
While I was sick over the past year, I noticed that low-pressure weather systems would cause my head to pound and my joints to ache. I figured it was just that I'm getting older, but the teacher in me wanted to discover the science behind this phenomenon. It seems that when the pressure falls (and ... Read More about Storm Warnings
Sometimes we start to feel very sad. Circumstances seem overwhelming, and promises from God take too long to come to pass. Tears flow when we don't want them to. We lose our desire to work, to eat, to be with our loved ones. We just want to crawl into bed. The Bible calls this a spirit of ... Read More about The Garment of Praise for the Spirit of Heaviness
You are probably reading this blog post because you signed up to receive my weekly newsletter, or maybe you "liked" my page on Facebook. However, I only sent 5 "weekly" newsletters in the past year, and only added two new posts to my blog. Good grief! So much for "weekly"! :-) It has actually ... Read More about Losing My Voice
One of the top questions I received this year was, "What kind of meat is your family eating for Passover?" and when I mentioned a meat that wasn't lamb, the next question was, "Why not?" Some of my closest friends served lamb at their Passover seders this year, and this post is not meant as a ... Read More about Should We Eat Lamb for Passover?
It's a Saturday evening, and Sabbath is over. I'm still thinking about what my husband preached today from Hebrews 5:11-14. I would directly upload his teaching audio here, because it was oh, so good, but after he was done, we found out that the battery on his portable microphone died sometime ... Read More about The Bible Is My Food: Do I Eat Milk or Meat? (Hebrews 5:11-14)
In 2006, I went through a bit of a spiritual crisis when I felt like the Bible I was reading didn't make sense. I had been told that so much of it was for Israel (and not for me) that I was starting to wonder if any of it actually applied to me personally. It felt like things contradicted each ... Read More about Is God True? (My Testimony Part 2)
I've been pondering something lately. I can get caught in a trap of worry, and it can feel impossible to escape. Unfortunately, this trap isn't a physical trap, so I can't physically get out. Worry is a trap that is totally within my own mind. However, my physical body still reacts as if it's all ... Read More about When I’m Anxiously Thinking Too Much