Nov 11, 2020
What Does Jesus Say About the Bread of Life?
One of my dearest memories is from our wedding ceremony when my husband's brother, Keith, played the guitar and sang, "I Am The Bread of Life," one of our favorite hymns. And, if you...
Nov 6, 2020
What is the Greatest Commandment?
When I started writing this study, I planned to avoid mentioning the election. Besides, my last pre-election political/religious piece posted on Friday asked that our...
Oct 30, 2020
As Our Divided Nation Votes, Pray for a Peaceful Outcome
Whether you are voting for Donald Trump, Joe Biden, or another candidate, my Election Day advice is the same: Pray for a peaceful outcome. Remember, this is America, the...
Oct 28, 2020
What Did Jesus Say About Eternal Life?
Last weekend, my husband and I were praying aloud while walking on the beach. As he recited a Rosary prayer with the word’s “eternal life,” I suddenly proclaimed,...
Oct 16, 2020
'The Return:' Response to Jonathan Cahn's DC Prayer Event
This week, prolific author, Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s latest book “The Harbinger II: The Return,” remains on the New York...
Oct 8, 2020
Why Is Jesus Called the Lamb of God?
In church, whenever we begin the prayer, “Lamb of God,” it is followed by “who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.” We repeat the prayer a...
Sep 29, 2020
Yom Kippur and the Scapegoat
Today is the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. The source is Leviticus, the third of the “Five Books of Moses” in...
Sep 16, 2020
What Does the Transfiguration Reveal About Jesus?
Today we study a fascinating and significant New Testament passage. It describes an event known as the “Transfiguration” – when the physical appearance of...
Sep 10, 2020
How Nature Demonstrates the Majesty of God
While on vacation last week, my husband and I visited places with inspiring natural beauty. We love nature, believing it is God’s handiwork on display. Only He could have...
Aug 18, 2020
What the Bible Says About the Face of God
Today we begin a two-part Bible Study series. Part 1 explores what the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) reveals about the Face of God and, next week in Part 2, we will discuss the New...
Aug 12, 2020
A Biblical Lesson on 'Hope'
Today we study what the Bible says about “hope” because everyone needs an injection of it during these trying times. But before we read the verses, let’s review the...
Aug 4, 2020
I Am: The God of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament
One of my favorite Bible Study topics involves two words – “I AM” that profoundly connects the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) with the New Testament. First,...
Jul 28, 2020
Who is St. Michael the Archangel?
During last week’s study, I wrote that our nightly prayers include reciting the "Magnificat," – also known as “Mary’s Song.” Encouraged...
Jul 24, 2020
Will Jonathan Cahn's D.C. Prayer Event be a ‘Return’ to God – Without Politics?
Friends in different states have been urging me to write about a major religious event scheduled for Sept. 26 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. I’ve been hesitant to...
Jul 22, 2020
The Magnificat: Mary's Song of Praise
Once again, I will begin by telling you that the verses we are studying today “The Magnificat” from the Gospel of Luke (1:46-55), are among my favorite. As regular...
Jul 16, 2020
If Trump Won in ’16 by a Divine Hand, What Would a ’20 Loss Mean?
According to practically every polling and data metric (except fundraising and enthusiasm among President Donald Trump’s base), the president’s reelection prospects look...
Jul 14, 2020
An Introduction to Biblical Prophecy
Among my favorite New Testament Bible verses is the story of Simeon in the Gospel of Luke 2:25-35. If you love and read the Bible, then you are familiar with Simeon and his...
Jul 1, 2020
What Does the Bible Say About Anxiety?
Millions of Americans are struggling to adapt to the pandemic’s “new normal.” Our lives, plans, dreams, work, culture, school, meetings, church, sports, events,...
Jun 17, 2020
What the Bible Tells Christians About Leading by Example
In our culture, there is an unfortunate trend, as stated in this October 2019 Pew Research Center headline: “In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid...
Jun 10, 2020
Bible Study: Christ's Burial Cloths
Back in November, my husband and I made travel plans that today would have placed us in Jerusalem for my big birthday celebration in a city I love. But a changed world and canceled...
Jun 5, 2020
What is the Great Commission?
Within the New Testament, there are numerous user-friendly, pop-culture “approved” passages such as “Nothing is impossible with God,” emblazoned on coffee...
May 27, 2020
What Does it Mean to be On a Mission from God?
Ranked high on my list of favorite movie quotes is one from the “Blues Brothers” (1980) when Elwood says, “They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from...
May 19, 2020
Finding Comfort in Psalm 91
“Where does one find comfort during these difficult days? A recent Pew Research Center survey offers some insight: “Few Americans say their house of worship is...
Apr 28, 2020
What the Bible Tells Us About Trusting in God
“These are the times that try men’s souls.” Thomas Paine’s oft-quoted opening of his influential essay "American Crisis," dated Dec. 23, 1776, was...
Apr 23, 2020
Roger Stone: Praying for a Pardon With 'Full Faith in Jesus'
Almost any list of top newsmaking and colorful political personalities in recent U.S. history would include Roger Stone. An unconventional Republican operative since the...
Apr 14, 2020
What if the Shroud of Turin is Christ's Authentic Burial Cloth?
Yesterday on "Holy Saturday," there was an extraordinary online exposition of the Shroud of Turin —purported to be the authentic burial cloth of Jesus...
Apr 7, 2020
Why Palm Sunday Matters
Happy Palm Sunday! Having been born and raised Jewish (culturally, but hardly religious), all I knew about Jesus was that Jews did not believe in Him. So, promise not to laugh when I...
Apr 1, 2020
Quick, Compelling Bible Study: A Warning from God
Today's "compelling" Scripture is 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 from the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible. Unlike the passages discussed in Volumes 1 – 4 that I felt "called" to...
Mar 24, 2020
What Does the Bible Say About the End Times?
With the global pandemic sparking an unprecedented financial crisis, I continue to receive messages either stating or asking, "Are these the end times?" For readers unfamiliar with...
Mar 10, 2020
Leading Shroud of Turin Expert Who Happens To Be Jewish
Barrie M. Schwortz is the founder of Shroud.com. Since 1996 it has been the leading Shroud of Turin website and considered the Shroud equivalent of the Library of...
Feb 18, 2020
Quick Compelling Bible Study: Isaiah's Forbidden Chapter
Today’s study explores a set of extremely controversial passages, Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 — found in the Old Testament, also referred to as the Hebrew Bible....
Feb 5, 2020
Is Thursday's Prayer Breakfast a 'Divine Appointment'?
Are the stars aligned for a “Divine appointment” of historic proportions on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the National Prayer Breakfast, where Donald Trump will deliver perhaps...
Feb 4, 2020
Quick Compelling Bible Study For Those Who Don’t Read It
The topic of three passages we are studying today — found in the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke — chronicle the same miraculous event: Immediately upon...
Jan 14, 2020
How To Get Closer To God If You Don’t Attend Church
With the new year and decade off to a chaotic start, here are four “Godly exercises” that can help reduce stress but don’t require working out. Instead, you...
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