A Word of Encouragement

For those of you who are struggling to revive what seems dead, or lost, or broken in your life, I hope this classic prayer will be an encouragement. We can do the impossible through Christ’s love. Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:where there is hatred, let me sow love;where there is injury, pardon;where …

Can These Bones Live?

Is there anything deader than a dry bone? Is there anything more symbolic of life past all hope of redemption? Ever since mankind listened to the voice of the liar in the garden (“You shall not surely die.”) and we chose to become our own gods, our world has been filled with dry bones. Death …

Social Restoration

Listening to Josh’s sermon on Sunday, I was struck by one phrase in particular—restorative mishpat. Here’s how he described it: “But there's another kind of mishpat, and that's restorative mishpat. And when we read through the Old Testament, nine times out of ten, what's being spoken of is the restorative mishpat—restorative justice—making other people's problems …

Spring Hiatus

The Equip Her writers will be taking a six-week break to enjoy all the spring weather and the many family activities that make May such a busy, but wonderful, month. In the meantime, check out our many past articles. Nine years of posting almost every week have given us a treasure trove of great reading …

Building Towers

By Ashley Synowicki In this week’s lesson, which was also our final lesson of the study, we learned about the tower of Babel. Though this is a familiar story, a lot can be gleaned from this well-known tale. We start out in Genesis 11:3-4 where the people of Babel say: "Come, let us make bricks, …

What If?

By Mary Wenzl Genesis 6:9-8:19 was the subject of this week’s lesson. It covers the time period of “The Flood.” This is a well-known bible story that captured my attention as a child. It has been the subject of several Hollywood movies. These memories were with me as I studied this week’s bible passages, but …