Author Archives: Judy

About Judy

At heart I am a student of truth, an observer of culture, and a communicator. Jesus is my teacher and my Lord. In pursuit of these passions, I read as much as I can, serve as Teaching Director for a Community Bible Study group, and write a blog in an attempt to synthesize it all. I take great delight in my relationships with family and friends, and I also enjoy long walks, bike rides and cooking. And did I mention that I like to read?

10 Keys for Effective Parenting

What do you imagine when you think of parenting books?  I devoured a bunch of them back in my child-rearing days, and they all left me feeling somewhat inadequate.  They influenced me positively, I’m sure, but when reading chapter after chapter of solid techniques … Continue reading

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Cheer up!

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What cheers you up?  A beautiful day, a good night’s sleep, an evening spent with people you love, or a restful vacation? These are wonderful gifts, and they never fail to cheer me up. “Cheer up” isn’t the first expression that comes to mind … Continue reading

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When is it OK to Argue?

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This blog has never carried a controversial tone.  I have intentionally stayed away from topics that might generate a nasty comment thread and not because I am afraid of vigorous debate.  (Ok, I admit I’m not terribly thick-skinned, but I do have … Continue reading

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The Gift of Tears

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Tuesday was an emotional day for me at Community Bible Study. I am taking a new role in CBS, that of Area Director, and therefore will not be able to serve as Teaching Director for my class any more.  Sniff.  Tuesday was my last teaching, … Continue reading

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What to Do When the Cultural Mood Gets You Down

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Every once in a while I come across a very encouraging but overlooked verse in the Bible.  It is usually tucked away in the writings of a rarely preached upon prophet or overshadowed by more impactful theology.  I rarely hear it quoted, if at all.  No matter, it … Continue reading

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Living the Resurrection

Easter weekend this year was emotional for my husband and me.  Friday and Saturday we attended the visitation and funeral of a good friend from my college years.  We celebrated his life and mourned his death. On the way to the funeral … Continue reading

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Eagerly Desiring the Last Supper

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If you were the key to a great mystery that had been in the works for all of human history, would you eagerly await your opportunity to reveal it?  Me too. Jesus eagerly desired the last supper with his disciples. He knew what was … Continue reading

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Barreling Through

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I’ve noticed a common feature in my handling of major health problems: I barrel through them with an attitude of I can’t even believe that happened to me and it’s messing up my plans. When I had cancer, nine years ago, my approach … Continue reading

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God’s Highest Willingness

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“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance.  It is laying hold of his highest willingness.”  Archbishop Trench I find this quote extremely helpful.  My prayers are often based on an unspoken assumption that God must be convinced to answer.  He is not reluctant to answer … Continue reading

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Remind Yourself of what Jesus did for You Every Day

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Do you know what Jesus did for you?  You might know that he died for your sins and that if you follow Him you will go to heaven when you die, but do you know that He gives you power and forgiveness … Continue reading

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