Author: Barbara Greenhow

I am a woman in my eighties who has been a believer for over 65 years. I was born in Michigan, but have also lived in Ontario, Pennsylvania and on Cape Cod. I enjoy classical music, reading, cooking, and (most of the time) other people. I have four children who are scattered all over the country, and so my church family are my nearest “relatives”. My greatest hope is to make Soli Deo Gloria (glory to God alone) my life’s theme. Over the years I have had many highs and lows, and have found through it all that my God is faithful, and that He is Love. My purpose in writing is twofold. I am still working out many issues about what it means to be “in Christ’, and I find that writing things down somehow helps me clarify my thoughts. The other reason I write is to share some of my insights with others who may have the same questions. In sharing ideas and experiences, I think we help each other grow. I am definitely still learning. I am a conservative Christian, but I try to live under Grace rather than Law. I believe that we need to study Scripture vigilantly, because it is one of the two guides we have to the will of God for us. The other is the Person of Jesus Christ, and He is to be our example and mentor as we sojourn here on Earth. With these as our teachers, I believe we can come to live lives which glorify God and effectively share His Good News of redemption and forgiveness.

The Challenge

At the beginning I want to state that the following opinions are mine alone, and come out of the fact that I find myself at a spiritual crossroads.  Next month I will celebrate sixty-seven years since I came to know…

Doubts:

I think most of us would admit that sometimes our faith is stronger than at other times.  Questioning my own beliefs and choices is part of the development of a mature Christian.  It is always better to know exactly what…

Faith of Our Fathers

The PBS drama Wolf Hall takes place during the development of the Reformation in England.  In one episode a man stands up in church and interrupts the service.  The priest is speaking in Latin, a language which conveyed almost nothing…

What is Worship?

“Worship is not prayer for one’s needs or praise for one’s blessings, but the overflow of the soul in adoration to God for what He is in Himself, as revealed by the Lord Jesus Christ.  Prayer is the occupation of…

A Faithful God

Several years ago I tried to write a kind of memoir of my life for my children.  I have lived through a lot of history in my life, and I wanted them to see these events through my eyes.  When…