LADIES ONLY

‘…BECAUSE HE MARRIED THE DAUGHTER OF AHAB…’

Sisters, you are powerful.

And I am not saying it in that bra-burning, fist-clenched, arm-raised, wild-haired, hardened-feminist kind of way.

No.
I’m saying it with much fear and trembling.

Sisters, you are powerful…

HOW TO KNOW A GOOD MAN (2)

(6)A Good Man Has Self-Control
Except you close your eyes and imagine certain stories in the Bible, you will not fully appreciate the situation. Let’s imagine the scenario:

Joseph and Mary were betrothed to each other, right? Therefore, they would have been growing in their familiarity and fondness towards each other. Joseph – like any normal, red-blooded male – would have been fantasizing about the wedding night.

Then, Mary gets pregnant.
Then, he marries her.
Then, he has to wait…Read More

HOW TO KNOW A GOOD MAN(1)

I love the Bible for two reasons:
(1) It Is Very Relevant
More and more people are realizing that – from money to marriage to business to sex to raising children to the workplace – the Bible really gives solid advice that is very relevant in our present world.

(2)It Is Very Real
Humans have a tendency to idolize or demonize people – painting those they love as complete saints or angels, and blackening those they dislike as total devils.

The Bible does neither. It simply shows people just as they are. Read More…

THE MAKING OF EVE (2)

Now, the rib was straightened and stretched, but it was too thin. Too narrow – compared to the man. So, what did God do next?

(3) He EXPANDED her.
Adam and Eve were meant to subdue and rule over the earth – which included all the birds, animals, plants. It would require vast knowledge and diverse skills to rule and control. So,

He removed the narrow-mindedness.
He broadened her limited way of thinking. Read More

THE MAKING OF EVE (1)

So, I got a new Bible at the beginning of the year.

I had heard someone talk about how he started every year with a new Bible, and decided to try it – but I was too much in love with my eight-year-old one, so I kept postponing it. Finally, this year, I decided to just go for it. I also got a slightly different version – the NKJV. (I know it’s not much different, but still…)

I have read the Bible through many times and in various translations, but maybe because I was starting with a fresh, ‘clean’ book – without the markings, side notes, underlinings and all – my eyes were popping from the very first page. Read More…