After almost nine years of living with our dog, Sheila, in our home, I've taken note of a few things. Whenever Bob watches television, Sheila curls up in the chair nearest Bob's recliner. Whenever I'm sitting on the couch reading, Sheila lays down right next to me. Whenever we're in the kitchen eating dinner, Sheila sits very near the table until we're done. (She may have an added motive there.) Whenever we're having our home group Bible study and all our chairs are filled, S
We've all heard the terrifying words and phrases over the last few weeks: pandemic, unprecedented situation, death toll, monster disease, out of control, mass quarantine, and others. With all the questionable news reporting and frantic behavior going on all around us, our challenge remains to keep calm and continue trusting in our Heavenly Father. But be honest, now. Are you afraid? If so, you should not feel shame. I think of the story in the Bible of Jesus calming the storm
Over the last month or so, the world has been surprised and panicked with the escalation of the latest virus. I'm sure you've read, seen, and heard plenty of reports from enough people who are far more knowledgeable than I am on this sickness. So, I don't plan to give advice. I'm just trying to process how I should react and act as a Christian in the 21st century facing a major crisis. No, I haven't run out and bought a stock of toilet paper. To do so seems somehow selfish an
I finally have in my hands, after much writing, editing, and formatting, the Leader Guide to go with my Risking It All: One Woman's Adventure Giving Away Her Income. If you are part of a Bible Study group, a Sunday School class, or even a monthly book club, you may want to take a look and consider working through this study together. From the back cover: "With humor, honesty, and encouragement, Jill: -Shares the "hard" Bible verses about these difficult issues. -Explains how
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