I Don’t Got This

Sharon Seasonal, Trust 6 Comments

On any given day that we log onto Facebook, most of us are likely to see an inspirational photo or message or quote which reads something like this: You can do WHATEVER you set your mind to! You will do GREAT things. Just believe in yourself! You can overcome anything! Or the Christian version: You can do ALL things through Christ!!!!! In other words, YOU. GOT. …

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The Loud Voice of Quiet Trust

Sharon Trust 3 Comments

“We are people who have been called to live the sort of lives in community whereby if this God does not exist, the way we live our lives makes no sense.” – Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon, from The Truth about God: The Ten Commandments in Christian Teaching Ike and I were in the car, once again making the three …

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Home

Sharon Trust 20 Comments

It’s been a few weeks since I last sat down to post, and my life has changed a lot since then. Three weeks ago I was surrounded by boxes and a nearly empty house. I was in Illinois. The summer was mild. I was saying a lot of goodbyes. Today, I sit on the porch of my parents’ home looking …

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Why “Do Not Fear” Does Not Mean “Do Not Care”

Sharon Parenting, Trust 2 Comments

On Saturday I had the opportunity to appear on Moody Radio’s morning show “Up for Debate.” The subject of the show was gun violence, and I had been invited because of an article I wrote for Her.meneutics on the topic. My discussion partners were quite a diverse mix! I was joined by the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Alveda …

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Here I Raise My Ebenezer

Sharon Perseverance, Trust 5 Comments

I still remember the first time I learned that “ebenezer” was more than a scrooge-y character in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I was taking an Old Testament class in seminary, and when I came to 1 Samuel 7 I read about God’s saving intervention in the face of great peril. 1 Samuel 7:10-11 recounts, While Samuel was sacrificing the …

Baby Miller Update: Still Waiting

Sharon Parenting, Trust 16 Comments

Today I am 41 weeks pregnant. I took this photo a couple days ago because my belly has gotten so big that I feel just plain silly. To pass the time, I enjoy walking through shopping malls and giving sales women heart attacks when I tell them I was due a week ago. Most of them step away from me …

Christ and the War on Terror

Sharon Current Events, Trust 3 Comments

On September 11, 2001 I was a junior in college. My brother had just moved to New York City to begin his freshman year at NYU, and he could see the Twin Towers from his dormitory. That same morning, hundreds of miles away, my roommate’s boyfriend sat in his office at the Pentagon while a plane slammed into the building. …

Shutting Down the Idol Factory

Sharon Seasonal, Spiritual Health, Trust 21 Comments

I could not have timed this any better. Four years ago today (I am writing this on Tuesday, March 8 ) I posted my very first blog on She Worships. I created the blog as a place where Christian women could be challenged to dig deeper in their relationship with God. Since that first day, not a week has passed …

Facing Off With Fear

Sharon Encouragement, Spiritual Health, Trust 1 Comment

This week a friend of mine wrote a blog about the fears she has been experiencing since having her first child. As I can only imagine, having a child introduces a whole new arena for trusting God, a prospect that actually terrifies me when I think about it. I mean, I get nervous just thinking about something bad happening to …

Waiting Beings

Sharon Patience, Sanctification, Trust 0 Comments

Thanks for all the birthday wishes I received yesterday! The day was not as bad as I thought it would be. I got an amazing massage (happy birthday to ME!) and spent the evening with some dear friends. I couldn’t ask for more! One of my special gifts yesterday was a conversation with a friend who is single and recently …