Dr. Coggins, you are an expert on many subjects. For instance, I understand that you have an interesting perspective on sports as metaphor? Yes, I do. Thanks for asking. Football, for instance, is a metaphor for unjust social systems. The … Continue reading →
I confess, there are many things about getting older I do enjoy, not in the least, is the wisdom that comes with age. I look back on the mistakes in my life and I see how God was directing my … Continue reading →
This weekend my husband invited me to come along on a night trail ride with his Jeep club. As long as he drives, I’m a happy passenger. Plus, the ride was in a state forest about an hour from our … Continue reading →
When I’m looking for God confirmation, my radar is activated when I see something more than once in a short span of time. Lately I have been seeing a graphic circulating social media about the fruit tree. That when frustrated … Continue reading →
For me, my first trip to Israel was an amazing assortment of first-time discoveries. I kept finding myself in settings that were 3-D living reenactments of Bible scenes, from shepherds striding in front of their flocks of sheep, to camel … Continue reading →
Quite a number of years ago, I talked with my mother, who was then a senior citizen, about the reality of death. “Oh,” she said. “I’m not worried about that. I came to terms with death in 1948” (that is, … Continue reading →
I have been fascinated lately with looking for God and the evidence of Him in my everyday life. It’s hard to imagine His handiwork in the millipede I saw on my walk but it is there. (Similar to the one … Continue reading →
After a writer is dead, some anonymous scholar often collects the best quotes from all of his written works, reducing his laboriously written tomes to a few sound bites. A while back, I decided to save this anonymous scholar some … Continue reading →
Several years back, the movie, War Room came out. The movie featured drug salesman Tony and his wife Elizabeth who is a real estate agent. Outwardly, they appeared successful, with a beautiful daughter. But behind the scenes, their marriage was … Continue reading →
Earlier this week I had a day full of local driving. The area is under construction and this part of town isn’t one I drive often. Our daughter was at a campus apartment for a ministry meeting and when she … Continue reading →
Jaffa, Israel It was our first full day in Israel, and Delores Topliff and I had driven from Jaffa to Tel Aviv to pick up another rental car. That way we would have four people in each car as we … Continue reading →
Hebrews 1:1-2:4 is another Bible passage where our preconceived ideas have limited our understanding. Hebrews 1 starts by saying, “In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has … Continue reading →
Every Sunday, I come home from church blessed and filled with joy by the little angels I teach, God’s children. Hank and Nat are two of my youngest, both adorable, enthusiastic, music-loving children. Hank has an impish grin and an … Continue reading →
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