English Class and the Gospel

English Class and the Gospel

  I was saved after my 9th grade English class. Truth be told, it was quite a bit later. However, looking back now, there were glimpses of the Gospel even back in Mrs. Taylor’s freshman English Class. This class is where I first heard about indicatives and...
Jubilee Reach Service Day

Jubilee Reach Service Day

  Before having children and staying home with them, I was an elementary school teacher in the Bellevue School District.  In my classroom of 26 kids I had over 10 languages spoken, and in my school, 82 percent of the children were on free or reduced lunch. This...
The Songs we Sing

The Songs we Sing

  Every Sunday, Redeemer Church gathers together, and as a part of our service, we sing songs of worship. That is not all we do, but it is an important element of our worship service every Sunday. Have you ever wondered, “where do these songs come from?” or “why...
Romans 1-4: A Foreign Righteousness

Romans 1-4: A Foreign Righteousness

  Our church has been studying the book of Romans for the past eleven weeks. We have finished “part one” of the book, and will now be taking a break for the next two Sundays to cover the events of Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter.  These events are some of...
Chronic Pain and the Gospel

Chronic Pain and the Gospel

  Definition of Chronic Pain: An ever-present experience of distressing and sometimes debilitating physical pain that invades one’s body and severely impacts every single aspect of that person’s life (my definition). When I was asked to write about chronic pain...
Discipline and Punishment: Know the Difference

Discipline and Punishment: Know the Difference

  How would you explain the difference between punishment and discipline? You have likely heard attempts to clarify the differences between the two, but if you’re like me, you may still find it slightly difficult to clearly grasp the difference. Executing...