Deliberate Healing

  When the woman touched  the hem of Jesus’ cloak and was healed, Jesus says, “Someone deliberately touched me.” The disciples, when Jesus asked who’d touched him, had said that the crowd was pressing against him and how could anyone tell who’d touched him? But Jesus was asking about a deliberate touch, one that had […]

Trauma Thoughts

  My husband’s cancer, diagnosed in 2009 and treated over the next two years, did not traumatize me. “What do you mean by that,” you might ask. “Wasn’t it intense and scary and didn’t you cry?” Yes, yes, and yes. But genuine trauma overwhelms our coping abilities and leaves unprocessed feelings stuffed away. We walk away […]

Life-Changing Love

  Some teachings change our lives. At a small Tuesday morning women’s group in 1978, the leader taught on the “three revelations:”  the Lordship of Jesus, the love of the Father, and the power of the Holy Spirit. Lordship, love, and power. If we are believers, then the lordship of Jesus has been revealed to us and we’ve […]