The Pandemic Within the Pandemic and more… 1 5/5 (1)

“The Pandemic Within the Pandemic: My Story of Fear and Anxiety” by Laura Tracy. I have personally lost people I care about to the COVID pandemic. Perhaps you have, too. The healthcare experts describe it as an “epidemic with a passport,” meaning this highly contagious virus has crossed all borders – physical, cultural, social, economic […]

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“A Dusty Hem” by Pamela Smoak. 1 4/5 (1)

Sermons have been preached, lessons written and theological arguments expounded about the woman with “the issue of blood” (Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48). What was the problem? What made Jesus know that “virtue had gone out of Him”? What did that mean? What was different about her touch versus the touch of the throng that pressed […]

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Jesus, the Author. 1 4/5 (1)

“Jesus, the Author” by Karen Gordon Hemmes. Don’t you love a great story? The best stories – at least to me – have a fair maiden, a swashbuckling hero, and, of course, an evil villain. What makes it interesting? It’s the conflict between those characters. Without that conflict, there is no story. The writer lets […]

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