Category Archives: The Gospel

anything to do with the 4 gospel (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John)

remembering mom

october 8, 1940Dear Seeking Sister,

Today is/was my mom’s birthday. She was born on October 8, 1940. It was a Tuesday. She was born to an uneducated, alcoholic, and economically disadvantaged family in central New York. She was the youngest of 6 children. I tell you this only because growing up, I often forgot about how she grew up. I was an angry, mean teen who both hated and feared my mother.

I know this will be an odd transition, but if I had been around during the Old Testament times, God would have likely frightened and angered me beyond consoling. Sadly, I would not have been able to know in my heart that it was the grandness of His nature, not the ease of His anger, that produced my fear. Continue reading remembering mom

I am made in God’s Image

Day 1 of 30 – Our True Identity Challenge

Dear Seeking Sister,

First thing we need to know about our identity is that we were made in God’s image. I hear this so often that I sometimes don’t meditate on this fact. When I think about all that God is (what I know and what I don’t know), to imagine that I was made in His image can be an overwhelming, yet inspirational reality.


Action: Set a timer for 5, 10, 15, or 20 minutes. Read the following scripture and then close your eyes and think about this fact. By setting the timer you don’t have to keep checking how much time has gone by, the timer will go off when you’ve reached the minutes allotted for this meditation. After your meditation, please share any new revelation that may have surfaced. Continue reading I am made in God’s Image

Was Jesus perfect from birth or was He made perfect through His earthly life?

Hello Seeking Sister,

Hebrews 5:8,9 states, “Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him. (NIV)”

At first this made me think that Jesus wasn’t perfect from birth.  That He became perfect through learned obedience during suffering (e.g. “once made perfect”).  Did this mean that after being perfected He was then the source of our eternal salvation? Continue reading Was Jesus perfect from birth or was He made perfect through His earthly life?

day of reckoning

Dear Seeking Sister,

Exactly 10 years ago on this very day (see my personal testimony), I made the decision to trust God and believe the man they call, Jesus the Christ. My serious doubts didn’t magically disappear. I asked tough questions. To be honest, I was kind of hoping I could find proof God and His love I heard so much about didn’t exist. I had a chip on my shoulder of sorts and I was angry. It feels weird to say it (write it) now, but I wanted to call God out! Continue reading day of reckoning