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What Good Whiskey and Good Theologians Have in Common

I’m sure some of you more distinguished theologians drink better whiskey than I do. But I’m a housewife theologian in West Virginia. So we have a proclivity to one of the three wise men, Jack Daniels. There’s a four point process to Jack’s wisdom that I realized also makes for a good theologian. (As you […]

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How Do You Handle Betrayal?

“But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table” (Luke 22:21). Jesus was betrayed. Think about that for a minute. Betrayal has to be one of the most painful emotional and spiritual trials to go through. One of the twelve disciples whom Jesus has invested precious, blessed time with […]

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K-nowledge Isn’t From College

As I’m preparing for a Housewife Theologian small group meeting tonight, I remembered an article I wrote over a year and a half ago about k-nowledge.  I’ve borrowed the introduction to that article for a different reflection today. During my last two years of college, five of us girls rented a house off campus. It was […]

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Reflections While Sitting Under the Preached Word

My pastor has been preaching through Jesus’ prayer recorded in John 17. I’m pleased to be sitting under these sermons, as this prayer is so revealing. This Sunday, as my pastor was preaching through verses 6-19 and teaching us more about Jesus praying for his agents of grace, for their possession, protection, and consecration, one […]

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Barometer of Virtue

I dug this article up that I wrote almost two years ago because I was about to write another just like it: Grocery shopping takes a lot of discernment these days—at least for those of us who want to avoid a heart attack by 54. There are certain treasures we are told search for: antioxidants, […]

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Memory Wipe Out

I thought I’d repost this article I wrote almost two years ago…kind of needed to read it again myself, since my mornings are still like a game show.  Sometimes I wonder what in the heck my kids are going to remember about me when they grow up. Are they going to remember how I tried […]

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I Don’t Know a God of Second Chances

Holiness knows no do-overs. When I meet my Creator, I cannot call a mulligan. Good is pure, or it is not good. The minute we look to anything else other than God for good, we have turned from holiness and toward evil. Period. No second chance. But he gives us something better. He gives us […]

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When Love and Theology Unite

Discernment is a tough calling. It is one that I continuously wrestle with. Christians are to be spiritually discerning, but since discernment has to do with separation, it is not a popular discipline. It is a call to separate the truth from the lies. Since we love the Lord, we also love the truth. This […]

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Why the Bride of Christ Loves Theology

This week my husband and I will be celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. So, like everyone does around their anniversary, I have been thinking back to the people we were when we said, “I do.” I was a mere 21 years of age, fresh out of college. It’s funny because I thought I was so […]

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Communicated Happiness

The wish I hear most parents say they want for their children is happiness. It makes me sad really, because so often they don’t know what they are talking about. They haven’t thought about true happiness themselves, so they don’t know how to offer it to their children. And so in pursuit of happiness, families […]

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