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5 important women in the Gospels

by Amy Ekeh We’re all familiar with Mary, the mother of Jesus; Mary Magdalene; and Mary and Martha of Bethany, who spent considerable time with Jesus and were part of his inner circle. In this issue, let’s look beyond these wonderful women…

5 Reasons to Fast According to the Bible

BY AMY EKEH Why do we fast — or give something up — during Lent? Is fasting a punishment? Does God want us to make ourselves miserable? Or is fasting just an old-fashioned thing we do that really has no meaning? Reflecting on what Scripture…

Reading and Understanding the Bible

BY AMY EKEH Let’s face it, as much as we may want to read the Bible, it can be an intimidating book! The Bible’s size alone may give us pause, not to mention the ancient nature of its texts and the variety of content within its pages. But…

5 penetrating questions Jesus asks

by Amy Ekeh Jesus was a master teacher. But he certainly was not the kind of teacher who dished out pat answers. In fact, according to those who have counted, Jesus was asked 183 questions in the Gospels, and he only directly answered three…

5 proverbs to live by

The Book of Proverbs — a collection of wise sayings — is classified as “wisdom literature.” This means it is primarily focused on how to live a good, faithful, meaningful life. Wisdom literature relies on human experience and an awareness…

Five Bible verses for Lent

Lent is a beautiful season in our Church’s liturgical calendar. It is not a time of gloom, doom, or self-loathing. Rather, Lent is a time when we try to live and think and pray differently. It is a time when we ask God to heal us with his…