Renewal Notice

By Katie Kafka A pink postcard arrived in the mail for me the other day with large, bold letters at the top exclaiming RENEWAL NOTICE. Thankful for the reminder, I realized it is that time again. There is no way I would have remembered on my own if this relevant postcard had not arrived. My …

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 …

Snow Day

Due to the copious amounts of snow we received today, Equip Her bible studies will NOT be meeting in person tomorrow, January 26. If you are part of our Genesis class, please check your email for the Zoom link to join us online to watch the video. Stay safe and warm. We'll look forward to …

The Dance

By Stacey Kuszak I’m standing on the dance floor waiting for the music to start. My husband comes from a long line of Polish Polka Dancers. It’s the staple of every wedding I’ve ever been to on his side. As the music starts I’m trying to remember if we begin with a quick step or …

Kernels

In John 12, Jesus creates a word picture to display the work of death to sin in the life of a believer. A solitary, dry kernel lies dormant until it's planted into the soil where it can germinate and grow. It will need warmth, nourishment and water to begin to take root and sprout. Soon, …