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?

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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You are Never Alone

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Some of the most agonizingly beautiful words in the Bible were written by people who felt all alone. Jeremiah, the prophet known as the “weeping prophet,” was called to a very difficult role.  He spoke for God to the nation of … Continue reading

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Your Strongest Desire: Too Late, Mismatched, and/or God’s Call

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Do you ever have this thought: Who do I think I am that I could _______?  Fill in the blank with your strongest desire, and then ask yourself who is stopping you from fulfilling it.  If you’re like me, you will discover … Continue reading

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A Long View of Work

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Work is a blessing.  It is intended to be a way for human beings to use their talents and creativity to the glory of God. Way back in the garden, before sin corrupted the world, God gave us work to do.  “The Lord God … Continue reading

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The Power of God: By the Brook Experiences and Mount Carmel Moments

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God can do anything he wants to do.  He is all powerful; almighty.  He created all that is and he holds it all together.  He has the power to take away your most troublesome problem or to bless you beyond … Continue reading

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Remember God and Trust that He Remembers You

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“Remember this!”  How many times have I heard or said those words?  Sadly, I regularly forget what it was that I was determined to remember. Maybe that’s why God places such emphasis on remembering. One of the most succinct verses on what … Continue reading

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Bible Translation Rumination

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Have you tried to buy a new Bible lately?  The choices are dizzying. I have at least a dozen physical Bibles, in seven different translations, within my reach right at this moment.  There are probably at least as many on other bookshelves in the house.  If my … Continue reading

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Real Christianity or an Artificial Attempt

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If you water, fertilize and fuss over an artificial plant, will it grow?  Of course not.  It will never change for the better.  In fact, all that attention would probably convert an attractive silk flower arrangement into a mess. Real plants grow, and … Continue reading

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