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 Area Director for Community Bible Study, and write a blog. 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?

Lessons From Little-Known Women of the Bible: Anna

It’s almost Thanksgiving, a day when we will simply give thanks around a table overflowing with turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and other goodies.  No gifts.  No hype.  No countdown, unless you’re the one hosting a large crowd for the day, and even that is a joy. … Continue reading

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Terrorism, Refugees, and the Bible

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The news out of Paris over the weekend was horrifying.  Deliberate and brutal killing of innocents by terrorists is something that will never make sense to me.  I can’t get my head around it. One of the results is that fear … Continue reading

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Questions about God and Evil

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If God is loving and all powerful, why does he allow evil?  Where is God when bad things happen to good people? Fair questions. For many people, suffering, especially that of innocents, is grounds for doubting the love, power or even the existence of … Continue reading

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What do You do with the Gift of Time?

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It’s November.  Christmas ads are already upon us.  How did that happen so fast? November and December will soon be the stuff of memories, and if we’re not careful we’ll miss important moments.  How can we use our time more purposefully … Continue reading

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Making Room for Life

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My cell phone notified me that my iCloud account doesn’t have enough storage to back up my phone.  My tablet is running out of storage too.  Oops.  I guess I need to make some space on my phone, my tablet and the infamous … Continue reading

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Called to be Object Lesson of God’s Redeeming Love

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My family once took a trip to Washington DC, and we took in all the monuments, memorials, and museums that we had time for.   There was only one problem; our youngest son had the flu.  His illness manifested itself progressively throughout the … Continue reading

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The Wrath of God, End of the World, Guns, and Truth

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This Chicago Tribune story, Avoiding wrath of God – we’ll put it to a vote, by Rex W. Huppke, frustrated me.   I’m not sure if I’m more aggravated with the snarky put down of anyone who would believe such a foolish thing … Continue reading

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Surrender; Don’t Splat

Some years ago, my family took a wonderful trip to Sweden and Germany.  We visited relatives in Sweden, experiencing the long, gorgeous days of Midsummer, and took in the sights of Munich and Ettal in Bavaria.  It was truly a memory making and … Continue reading

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Empty Bucket

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Recently I was asked to communicate an item from my bucket list for an upcoming family event.  That’s a problem for me, because I don’t have a bucket list.  Apparently, I still think I’m twenty years old, and that I have plenty of time to fulfill my … Continue reading

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Colliding Kingdoms in Kentucky

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It was bound to happen.  Kim Davis, county clerk in Kentucky, is in the news for appealing to her Christian beliefs as a defense for not signing marriage licenses of any sort.   Davis has been in jail, was released, and the news is … Continue reading

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