A Tribute to Tamar

Yesterday I read the following tweet from Mark Driscoll: And when I read it, I let out a huge sigh. Because of all the people Driscoll could’ve chosen from the genealogy of Jesus to make his point, he just had to pick Tamar. As a woman, I get tired of people—especially influential men—picking on Tamar.

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BOOK CLUB: A Heart For Freedom

My heart holds a special place for the country of China and its peoples. So it was with great anticipation that I read through Chai Ling’s A Heart For Freedom in March for our book club.Maybe my expectations were set too high, but I felt a little disappointed in Chai’s book. I certainly found her […]

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BOOK CLUB: The Hiding Place

“We must tell people what we have learned here. We must tell them that there is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still. They will listen to us, Corrie, because we have been here.” So implored Corrie ten Boom’s sister as she lay ill as a prisoner at Ravensbruck concentration camp, during […]

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About Face

“A man’s face is his autobiography.” –Oscar Wilde Have you ever given thought to how God uses your face to bring Himself glory? I hadn’t. Until this summer, when I heard Dan Allender speak at an “Art of Storytelling” seminar. In his talk, Allender said (among many other profound things), “It is the work of […]

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Removing the Shame of a Name

. Naming babies is a sacred affair in Indian Hindu culture. Ten days after a baby is born, the extended family conducts an elaborate naming ceremony known traditionally as Namakaran Sanskar. The name of the child is carefully chosen by a specific family member (which can vary regionally). But what if the name your family […]

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BOOK CLUB: The Help

It’s a bold move, for a Southern white woman to wrtie from a Southern black woman’s perspective, in a Southern black woman’s voice. And that’s exactly what Kathryn Stockett attempted to do through her 2009 novel, The Help. Actually, Stockett wrote from two Southern black women’s perspectives, as well as her own. (Although a work […]

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