The Survivors’ Guide – The Women of Isaiah 4

If we think of the history of humanity as a tapestry with repeating patterns, we can clearly envision a world where biblical history connects to our own present age circumstances. In other words, as the writer of Ecclesiastes observes: “there is nothing new under the sun.” And so it is with a world at war, …

WE were there! The Story of the Women at the Cross

INTRODUCTION “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?” This is the question raised in the Negro spiritual of the same song title: “Were you there?” The answer to this disturbing question is “Yes!” Yes, WE were there. The women were there., and as equally fascinating is who was NOT. Therefore, let us consider this …

The Overshadowing Assignment – The Story of Mary

INTRODUCTION Each Christmas season, just like the fragile holiday ornaments we boxed up until December and gently pull down from shelves, we reconsider the story of Mary, as if her life were a nativity offering. Tragically, it is a HUGE mistake that we approach Mary’s narrative like “The Night Before Christmas,” as if her story …

God as The Womb, part 2

INTRODUCTION While we often are prompted to think of the formation of Scripture as linear, from the first book that appears in the Old Testament canon (Genesis), to the last book of the New Testament (Revelation), students of the Bible know better. The Holy Script was not written in order of the way the books …

Commissioned to Serve – The Story of Mary of Bethany

“Every woman has a story AND every woman’s story matters to God.”  INTRODUCTION    In the world of theology and the Church, the Lenten experience is the centerpiece celebration of Christianity.  In many Christian churches during the calendar year, the women’s narratives of Scripture are either ignored, dismissed, or rarely preached; however, writing out the …

The Warrior Pose – The Story of Jael

“Every Woman has a story AND Every Woman’s story matters to God.” – Tabitha’s Daughters, LLC INTRODUCTION When we enter into the Old Testament, as we often do, we are accustomed to the stories of warriors, conquerors, and those who fought hard on behalf of God:  Moses, King David, Joshua, Caleb, Gideon, Samson, and more.  …

#Drunk In Love!

Originally posted on totallyvintagediva:
L-O-V-E!  What woman does not desire love?  Truly, it seems to be the boon and bane of our femininity, of our humanity.  It is our joy and our pain.  It’s like sunshine and rain.  We can and often do live without romantic love; but then again, we ask ourselves, “Do we really want to?”…