Wow! Can you believe our time is up this semester with the leading ladies of the New Testament? What great examples these women were of the early church and to the women of today. From being a generous disciple; a faithful mother; a godly grandmother; a joyful maid; a business women with priorities; a competent … Continue reading I’m Kind of a Big Deal
We’ve spent several months now writing about the women of the New Testament, and I have learned more than I ever though I would about some obscure corners of the book of Acts. The most significant thing I have learned this semester, though, has been about the writing itself, the process, the act, and myself, … Continue reading Desires of the Heart
As women we are all different. We all have our strengths and we all have are weaknesses. No one is going to experience life just as I have. I have something to share with the world and so does everyone else. I guess when it comes down to it that is what I took from … Continue reading Am I Calling Out The Good In People?
Today is Grace Day at Breath on Paper. Take the day to think of the sufficient Grace that God gives us in our weakness... In our weakness, He is strong. Rest in the presence of The Lord and enjoy Grace today.
In our social media world we often see our friends posts and find ourselves feeling inadequate. We are left hurting with feelings of insecurity and loneliness. So what do we do? The quick fix is to throw up a selfie, posted with filters that make us look Ah-mazing! Next all our friends begin clicking the ‘like’ button and … Continue reading #Selfie
All in the Lord are saints but not all are saintly. What is the difference? It is the miracle of salvation that makes us Saints. Salvation puts us in the "family of Christ". We each have a choice of what to do from there. To be saintly or not? That is the question! Phoebe was a saintly … Continue reading Saintly Saint
Romans 16:1-2 Paul begins by greeting his fellow workers in Christ. The first name on his list: Phoebe, our leading lady for this week. He had great respect for her. She had opened her home to him and supported his ministry. She was highly regarded in the church. Caring for the sick or tending to … Continue reading I am More Than a Title
This week we read in Romans 16: 1-2 of the esteemed Phoebe; who’s name means “Pure or as radiant as the moon.” She was in fact radiant, but it was the love of Jesus that radiated from her. Like many of the ladies we’ve studied, there’s very little written about her in the scriptures. Oh, … Continue reading What Are You Known For?
We are all familiar with admonitions in scripture against complaining, grumbling, disrespecting authority, sowing discord, etc. But today we are focusing on a well-founded complaint of discrimination that yielded good fruit for the body of Christ. Yes, there is a place for complaining and questioning the status quo in the body. There are big examples, … Continue reading Foxes in the Vineyard
As I read the scriptures of the discontent widows, my attention was drawn to the fact that it became the responsibility of the newly appointed deacons to aide and care for them. I was reminded of the first time I read this passage with a new understanding of the leadership position it describes. True, in … Continue reading We Are The Deacons