Maintain Your Desire, Your Delight and Your Defense.

What is it that you desire? What is it that brings you delight? What or who do you depend to be your defense when you are being threatened? Go ahead, jot down your gut-reactions to these questions.  We’ll come back to them. One August, when I was between the ages of 9-11, my mother introduced…

A Scroll of Remembrance.

After the birth of our now 14-year old Larsen, I experienced several years of secondary infertility.  Losing our first babe and then the miracle of our oldest son, we wondered if perhaps we would have only one biological child.  I remember those years.  Lars would lay his little hands on my tummy and pray, with…

LIGHT.

“God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all.  If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth.  But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood…

Our One True King.

If God is the Creator, the Saviour and the Judge what does that mean to you as an intentional and missional woman, wife and mother? As I have been diving into the attributes of who God is, this question comes to me from every angle. Who God is matters.  Every other post  over the course of the next…

Therefore, We Will Not Fear.

Fear is something common to every man. Still, we shame ourselves for our fears as exposure of them reveals some of our deepest inadequacies and leaves us feeling naked, grasping for our fig leaves yet again.  We are certain that we should know better than to be afraid.  After all, we  grew up to know…

Is Unity Essential?

u·ni·ty  Something whole or complete formed by combining or joining separate things or entities.   “I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought.” –1 Corinthians…

For All the Mothers: An Excerpt.

This is an excerpt from the epilogue of my book, shared in honor of the women whose lives have been transformed through the practice of motherhood.  May this gift of words enlarge the  beautiful vision of your most holy endeavor.  Happy Mother’s Day.  ~Angela  Several years ago, Ben and I attended a wedding reception. In a gorgeous glass atrium flooded with light…

Aquainted with Waiting.

“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” – Jeremiah 31:25 It is safe to say that many of you are acquainted with waiting.  Waiting and I have gone beyond the level of mere acquaintances; we are quite intimate.  I waited fifteen years for a certain healing; it came.  I waited ten years to hold a degree;…

What a Healing.

I discovered this in-depth article on Jesus’ healing of the unclean woman in Mark 5.   It connects this biblical account to the current suffering of millions of women in Africa and Asia from fistula.  How much I adore this Jesus who is so tender and esteeming towards us as women!  The writer of this article, L. Lewis Wall, is…

Eve’s Forgotten Legacy.

I read through this and found it riveting… ” The word theologian doesn’t appear in the Bible. Old Testament writers used a warmer, user-friendly expression, describing people who “walked with God.” A theologian takes a long walk through life with God — living in his presence, going his way, learning to see the world through his…

Redemption Is Coming.

My sister, another lover of the nations, called me  just moments after news of the earthquake rocked  Haiti yesterday:  “Death was everywhere in Port-au-Prince. Bodies of tiny children were piled next to schools. Corpses of women lay on the street with stunned expressions frozen on their faces as flies began to gather.” I wept at this.  And I pulled my…

Women Oppress Women…

A newspaper in India recently reported facts from a UN document which singled out East Asia as a hub for intercontinental trade of human beings, especially adult women.  One of the ironies of this report: Women often traffic other women, former victims become traffickers themselves.  The report went on to say that, “We need to…

I Am Here.

My new daughter cries in the middle of the night; she is hungry and needs the nourishment only I, her mother can give.  My presence always comes to her before the milk as I whisper “Mama is here, Mama’s here”.  She screams in the car seat the entire time we go from point A to point B;…