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Woman to Woman by Joy Loewen '73

May 18, 2014

Like many women in the Church, Joy Loewen didn't fully understand Muslim women or their roles in the Muslim culture and religion. In fact, she was afraid of them and not particularly interested in befriending them. But with prayer, wisdom, and a lot of love, Joy overcame these obstacles, found that she actually liked them, and that many of... May 18, 2014

Anna: Woman of Prayer

December 28, 2012

Anna: Woman of Prayer Peggy and Billy Harris were married six weeks before he left to serve as a pilot in World War II. Shortly after, he was reported missing in action, and Peggy was left a widow. In 2005, she learned that Billy had died in 1944 in Nazioccupied northern France. As his plane went down, the brave pilot managed to avoid a small...

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Adulterous Woman: Provision for Shame

January 18, 2016

In our reading today, a woman was caught in the act of adultery. She stood silent before her accusers, defenseless before the Law and the crowd. Her guilt and her shame were exposed and confirmed by all.

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Woman at Simon's House: Do you see this woman?

April 10, 2015

Woman at Simon's House: Do you see this woman? When Charles Dickens was twelve years old, his father was imprisoned for owing money to a baker. Young Charles was sent to work in a boot-blacking factory to earn money. At that time, over half of the inmates at the notorious Marshalsea prison were debtors. Dickens used the misery of his family’s...

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Samaritan Woman: Identification of Shame

January 17, 2016

The Samaritan woman exhibited many shame-driven behaviors. She went to the well in the middle of the day to avoid the other village women. Her initial prickly, defensive replies to Jesus revealed her deep-seated insecurity. What was driving such behavior? Their first round of banter uncovered her sense of inferiority as a Gentile and a woman.

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Hemorrhaging Woman: Healing from Shame

January 20, 2016

In today’s reading, the shame of the hemorrhaging woman’s unclean status was something she could not escape. The chronic nature of her condition was miserable. The doctors had bled dry her economic resources, too. But the worst effect of her ongoing illness was how it redefined all her relationships. Like a leper, the woman’s bleeding condition...

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The Canaanite Woman Pursues Him

March 16, 2012

The Canaanite Woman Pursues Him When studying Jesus’ approach to various people, it seems that He generally responded harshly to those who lacked faith or opposed Him and warmly to people who had faith or who humbly sought His help. But today’s passage flies in the face of that trend, at least the way it is translated. This apparent change...

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Syrophoenician Woman: Recognized the Lord

December 22, 2014

Syrophoenician Woman: Recognized the Lord The classic hymn “Living By Faith” proclaims: “I know that He safely will carry me thro’, / No matter what evils betide. / Why should I then care, tho’ the tempest may blow, / If Jesus walks close to my side? / Living by faith in Jesus above; / Trusting, confiding in His great love; / From all harm...

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The Woman behind Chick-fil-A

May 28, 2020

Equipped with Chris Brooks

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Do you enjoy a good Chick-fil-A sandwich? Many of us do! While Truett Cathy was building Chick-fil-A, his wife Jeannette was raising their children, and together, they built an empire based on Biblical principles. Their only daughter joins Collin Lambert to share more about her mother’s life and her role in one of America’s fastest-growing... May 28, 2020

A Sick Woman: Who touched my clothes?

April 12, 2015

A Sick Woman: Who touched my clothes? Dr. Catherine Hamlin, now 90 years old, is an obstetrician from Australia who devoted her life to treating obstetric fistula patients in Ethiopia. She and her husband opened the first clinic dedicated to fistula treatment in Addis Ababa in 1959 and planned to stay for three years. They never left; decades...

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