God’s N Roses

Originally posted on MisunderstoodGodBlog:
This is the second time it’s happened. The irony is I rarely have time to ever prune the rose bushes anymore, but there she was again. © Photographer Carsten Erler | Agency: Dreamstime.com The first time she drove up the kids and I were all out on the front driveway in…

Does Jesus tell people to love Him or die?

Originally posted on The Isaiah 53:5 Project:
I got a comment this morning from a skeptic who believes Jesus offers the world an immoral “love me or die” ultimatum regarding Hell, a scripturally inaccurate claim that misrepresents both the true nature of God and the love God showed for us. “But God demonstrates his own love…

Was & Is God Sexist (The Facts part 4)

Here are some facts about a fraction of women of the Bible off the top of my head… *Eve was created perfect. *God made it a point in His Word to tell everyone of Sarah’s beauty *After asking for a baby, God let Sarah get pregnant at 90! *God Himself spoke to Hagar, a servant…

Was & is God sexist? (part 3 Don’t Quit)

A few months back I wrote a blog post concerning love & marriage, but in it I wrote personally about what I view are the wonderous differences between men and women. Needless to say, it received a critisism of my supposed archaic views of genders, and more specifically the absolute differences between them. Funny how…

Was and Is God Sexist? (part 2 The Counterattack)

Let’s talk about the counterattack. The fact is women became tired of misuse. Groups of them set the pendulum to swinging with great force all the way to the other side of the spectrum, and has it hanging precariously by a very sticky thread, unable to fully make it’s way back to the ‘very thin…

Was and Is God Sexist? (Part 1 The Genesis)

I’m always amazed at how many people claim that God is discriminatory of women. I’ve heard numerous times from one person or another how they could never worship a God who can look down on women; treating them like animals, and disallowing them the same freedoms as men. But is the God of the Bible…

Miracle On 55th Street

This past weekend 25 of us girls from church drove down to San Diego to hang out and learn what more we could from the Bible under Beth Moore. An internationally known phenomenal speaker, she is a diligent digger-outer of God’s Word, pulling correct context and mining the Greek or Hebrew root words of familiar…

Why Are You Angry?

An amusing question was brought up in conversation this week. Well, I thought it was… We have less than 643 original manuscripts of Homer’s Iliad. Less than 10 early manuscripts of Julius Ceasar’s Gallic Wars. We have only 7 from Pliny, 8 from the history of Thucydides’, and 8 early manuscripts from Herodotus’ History. But…

Late Night Pondering

I was thinking this evening about the love of God. Do you realize Christianity is the only faith that has God reaching down to man, rather than man trying his hardest to make it to God? Jesus set aside a crown, and shunned a throne, to come endure a life of human-ness. Then, if that…

Nothing to Fear, But Fear Itself

Last week I went for my morning hike around the lake. Some mornings, when I round a particular bend in the trail there are two coyotes stealthily watching over the backside of the junior high school field. Sometimes they’re there, sometimes they’re not. For about six months or so, when I round that familiar bend…

Misunderstood Polygamy

In talking with people about the Bible, inevitably this comment will come up in conversation. Them: “Well I’m not so sure I could pray to someone who is so negative towards women…men having multiple wives…it’s so archaic and chauvinistic.” Me: “I agree. Polygamy is perverted. However, it’s important to know God was never the author…

Heavenly Pruning

Where I live it’s an interesting time of year. On the Southern California coast it never snows, and surfers simply grab a thicker wetsuit to ride the swells. It’s sunny most days, but you can tell its winter by walking through a garden. This is the time of year most of us prune our most…