Category Archives: Devotions for Women

Happiness is a Hula Hoop

First Posted on July 25, 2010  by Jonna Hawker Turek When was the last time you treated your hips to the gentle caress of a hula hoop?  If it’s been more than a few years, you may be under the misapprehension, as I … Continue reading

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Do you feel like a weak link?

There was once a TV game show called The Weakest Link. On the show, the first contestants to get a wrong answer were eliminated and labeled the weakest link, implying that a weak link is useless. It is my contention … Continue reading

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Speaking in tongues

Many Christian churches celebrated Pentecost last Sunday, commemorating the day the Holy Spirit was poured out on Christ’s disciples as recorded in the Book of Acts, chapter 2: On the day of Pentecost all the Lord’s followers were together in … Continue reading

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One in Christ

Diversity, multiculturalism, racism, sexism, white privilege, black power, Islamophobia What comes to mind, what feelings are aroused, when reading those words? In light of the current prominence of these concepts in our society, many of our Christian ministries are making an effort to become … Continue reading

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The sleeping church

We read in the Book of Acts how the Apostle Paul, knowing he was leaving Troas the next day, and wanting to teach these new followers all he could before leaving them, preached past midnight. He was teaching in an … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sign?

Signs are wonderful things. They can convey all sorts of important information… to anyone who can interpret the message. When I visited Italy for the first time and drove the unfamiliar streets, the traffic signs which were meaningful to the locals were confusing to me. Blessedly, … Continue reading

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What can I do?

Tragic events in our lives or around the world make us look for explanations; we want to make sense of it all and we wonder what we can do in response. I read a phrase in a book of quotations … Continue reading

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The Word Made Flesh

Behold the man. Who is this we celebrate on Easter, the Day of Resurrection? This is who I believe He is: We confess the mystery and wonder of God made flesh and rejoice in our great salvation through Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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Fault Lines

We live in a world tearing itself apart on lines of division. Every difference of opinion or belief, no matter how great or small, makes the person on the other side of an issue our enemy who must be utterly … Continue reading

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Appreciating Old Women

In light of the recent Woman’s Day, I think it is appropriate to share these thoughts I posted a few years ago. “The stereotypes of old women as poor, dumb, and ugly have remained similar over the past 15 years. … Continue reading

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