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On being a feminine leader

Yes, that’s right. I said “feminine leader,” not “female leader.” Why is it that people expect leaders of either gender to think/look/act as though they are men? Photo Credit: anicaps le forum via Compfight cc Someone once sent me a Facebook picture saying, “I’m tired of Christian women leaders looking like men. This is how… Read More

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An update on The Black Swan Effect

I am excited! Two years of work, plus decades of background study, are nearly done. The Black Swan Effect is undergoing its final edits before going to the printers later this month. You readers of my blog have been my inspiration. I was totally amazed when I shifted the emphasis of this blog to include… Read More

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A woman of faith: Elisabeth Elliot

I’m currently on vacation with Tony–staying in a house on a deserted beach in Eleuthera (Bahamas). This article about Elisabeth Elliot is a repost. “The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of christian, But the fact that I am a christian does make me a different kind of… Read More

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How Moses is a foreshadowing of Christ to women

Someone recently pointed out an interesting passage to me. I think there are some good lessons to learn from it. When Moses arrived in Midian, he sat down beside a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters who came as usual to draw water and fill the water troughs for their father’s flocks. But… Read More

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If the world were a village…

You think you have it tough? I recently came across these figures on a site that encourages people to pray for various countries in the world. (Visit the site–it’s well worth the time.) All of us are aware of some of the injustice around the world, but these figures brought it home to me… Picture the… Read More

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The Black Swan Effect is on facebook

It’s a long story, but despite offers from publishers, the Lord has led us clearly to self-publish our book, The Black Swan Effect.  Part of the reason ties up with finances. When we were in the process of making our final decision, from two different sources the Lord spoke to us. “It’s all about the… Read More

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When God is silent

When Tony and I moved here to the States in 1987, probably the toughest part of our lives so far at a spiritual level kicked in. Why? God became silent. He stopped talking to us. Back in the UK, nearly everything had gone well. It was relatively easy to know what God was saying. In… Read More

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Covering and control

Only too often, I come across this kind of sad story of spiritual control: “I committed some “offense”  (usually not a sin but something that went against the church’s “rules”), and the pastor /church excommunicated me. No one else in the church is allowed to talk to me. My old friends avoid me in the… Read More

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Feet and forks, knees and mouth

As a former physician, I still maintain an interest in health. I recently read an article (I think it was probably by or about Dr. David Katz who is an authority on preventive medicine), stating we can reduce our lifetime risk of all chronic diseases by 80 percent with our feet, forks and fingers. That… Read More

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Making disciples

As part of my study on Disciple Making Movements, I’ve been reading through the gospels to see how Jesus approached making disciples. Jesus invited people to become his disciples. In Mark 2:14, Jesus said to Levi (Matthew), “Follow me and be my disciple.” He didn’t tell him, “Follow me and when you’ve learned enough, you… Read More