Small Town Girl

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,” (Isaiah 40:1) November 21, 2017 Dear Julie: I’m 19 years old and so stressed out–dealing with college and trying so hard to find a job. it’s been 5 months that I have been unemployed and even though I live under my parents’ roof, I still feel as if I’m a waste of space here. My boyfriend helps me when I feel down, he’s my... read more

Wanting to Help

  Challenges Women Face May 31, 2016 Dear Julie: I have been dating a guy since December and he has been distant to the point he finally said he didn’t want a relationship including friendship. I believed that God brought us back together and I am heartbroken. You see in 2009 we tried to date and I wasn’t interested. He married in 2010 and lost his wife to cancer in 2013. In August 2015 he... read more

The Promise of An End to Earthly Suffering. (And Then What?)

This morning, amid piles of furniture and clutter and dust, we cleared a spot in the living room and shared a bagel. Our house has been torn up for a week while installers finish the new floor. In the end, it will be worth it, but the days drag on. Then I think of the Haitians who see no end to their displacement . . . or our neighbor who lies in bed waiting for an end to his suffering. What do you say... read more

A String of Selah Pearls – Psalm 60:3-4

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”  Psalm 60:3-4 “You have shown your people desperate times; you have given us wine that makes us stagger. But for those who fear you, you have raised a banner to be unfurled against the... read more