Why does God allow preventable things?

It is not unusual for Christians to question God when we suffer and when we observe evil in the world. But Good Friday offers good lessons for those who grapple with a circumstance God has the power to prevent. That's because the crucifixion of Christ was one of the most preventable events in human history.... Continue Reading →

In 1998, when our newborn daughter Victoria died, Joe and I made the awful, but necessary decisions everyone makes when they must bury a loved one. We chose scriptures to share. We chose burial clothes. We chose a casket. And because we live in the rural South, we had another choice to make: Do we... Continue Reading →

I have a friend whose husband insulted her while she was giving birth to their first child. He pulled himself away from watching the NBA finals long enough to say, "If you had strong abs like mine, it wouldn't hurt so much." ...I'll pause while you pick up your jaw... Most of us know better... Continue Reading →

Christians should be first in line decrying family separation and other inhumane practices occurring on the border. If we are pro-life, we should not only want to see an end to abhorrent policy. We should demand an end to the practice of dehumanizing immigrants. After all, isn't it the dehumanization of the unborn that enables... Continue Reading →

I love the Bible. I hug my Bible on a regular basis for its power to inspire and change me. I named my blog The Studious Mom because studying the Bible has been my favorite thing to do since I became a Christian in 1981. Yes, my faith in God and scriptures are tested by... Continue Reading →

Years ago, as our family ate the church for lunch after Sunday service, our precocious youngest child  blurted out: "Are we gossiping?" It was a powerful, embarrassing moment; proof that when you teach children principles of kindness, they will hold you to account. That day we were inadvertently teaching our children how to critique the... Continue Reading →

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