Jul 152003
 
Devotional on Ephesians 2:10

In 2003 my church put together a page-a-day devotional booklet for the month of September. Each entry was written by a member/regular attender of the church. Here’s the one I wrote. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. — Eph 2:10 (NIV) Our workmanship takes many forms, from awe-inspiring buildings [more]

Dec 052002
 
My Personal Experience With Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder) - 12/05/02 Update

This is an update to what I wrote in late 1997 about my personal experience with manic-depression. Continuing where I left off…I was off medication and things were going fine until around late August or September, 2000. My husband started becoming concerned about me – he thought I was getting a little ‘active’ (for example I was sleeping less and talking very animatedly). Because he [more]

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Mar 082002
 
Caught Between Two Views of Jesus: A Modern Meditation

This was published in the Wednesday Journal 3/6/02. This month I’ve been taking a course offered at Unity Temple called “Jesus for Unitarian Universalists and other Modern Persons”. I’m not a Unitarian so I guess I must be a Modern Person, whatever that is. It sounds flattering, anyway. I actually belong to a very conservative Church in Oak Park where a few people have expressed [more]

Nov 232001
 
The Doctrine of Hell

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Purpose: I wrote this to raise the questions: Who did Jesus believe was going to hell and does that match who Christians today say will go to hell? I think it would be fair to say the doctrine of hell is the most [more]