holy spirit as “she”?

holy spirit as “she”?

I find my heart thrills just a little when someone is brave enough to refer to the Holy Spirit as She. I know gender is only emphatic when we refer to Jesus, after all he was a man, flesh and blood, no doubt about that. But Papa God, although he is mostly seen as...
worship…do we need to develop stamina?

worship…do we need to develop stamina?

I remember hearing a prophet say we should develop stamina for spending extended time in worship, to learn to be willing and able to engage at length in the presence of God. The challenge he brought was fitting then, and remains so now. What if a shift in awareness...
praying the psalms

praying the psalms

The Psalms are great for helping us pray, especially when we feel lost for words. We can whisper them to our Father and find our stumbling words becoming steadier as we continue. Psalm 86 How precious are you Lord, that you give me the inner life to be able to read...
desiring god…why?

desiring god…why?

The desire for more of God can be overwhelming at times. Why does this yearning stir us to search for him? Why do our hearts lurch, and cry “YES!” at the phrase ‘Deep calls to deep“? Why is there any desire for more of him? Because he has made...
not rushing away

not rushing away

On the first Easter Sunday, Mary, while it is still dark, and after a sleepless night, is up and out of the house to visit the tomb. As she arrives she finds the stone moved away. Appalled, and certain the body of Jesus has been taken, she runs to get Peter and John...
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