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.

Making God Too Small

Several years ago I was in a Bible study examining the nature of God.  When the teacher commented that God is angry at sin and is sometimes a God of wrath, there was an outcry from some of the study…

He Giveth More Grace

I want to share a good moment with you.  I apologize in advance that there is so much “me” in this  narrative, but I hope you will also be encouraged by my “aha” moment. Over the past few weeks I…

Emptying the Jug

What is the role of the Christian in this world?  We are to be representatives of Christ; signposts to point others to Him.  God has offered us forgiveness, and the promise to change us; to heal our wounds, and to…

God: Our Refuge and Strength

I have to admit I am distressed as I read the daily reports of increased fires, floods, earthquakes, long extinct volcanoes coming to life, and the toxicity of our air quality.  Along with these natural disasters is the instability of…