For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until her righteousness shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a blazing torch.
Just a little about me:
Originally from Portland, Oregon, I live in Auburn Hills, Michigan with my loving husband of 30 years, Keith. We have three grown children, ages 28, 26 and 24. Nothing cheers my heart more than having them all at home, yet nothing is more satisfying to my mind than watching them grow from afar. We love to travel, and we also love to fill our home with friends and family who share our love for good food, good wine and great conversation. I also fill my time volunteering and/or contracting part-time to work on special projects with a variety of non-profit human service organizations in the Detroit area.
I was raised in the church, but it wasn't until I was in my forties that I developed more than a passing interest theology, and in the study of the scriptures, which grew into a real passion. Specifically, I've enjoyed exploring the Old Testament for portraits of Christ, painted by the language of creation and prophecy. The focus of my studies has been to bring relevance to these texts by showing how they elucidate the nature of Christ's kingdom--or the kingdom of heaven--thereby enhancing our own experience of its fulfillment. Motivated by my passion for study, I went back to school at age 49 and finally, in May of 2014 I earned a Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.
Most of articles and essays archived here are reflections on the witness of both Old and New Testament scriptures to the Truth and Mercy accomplished and experienced in the person and work of Jesus Christ, and displayed in our communion as his people. I have also added a few of my academic papers. Since beginning seminary I have written many papers which were merely academic and have not engaged my mind and heart theologically. However those I have selectively shared here have particularly stirred my passion for Christ, and for living the character of his kingdom in light of the biblical and doctrinal truths they affirm. I have also added dates to each of my essays and papers, as my seminary experience has challenged me to rethink many former certainties as my perspective continues to broaden through exposure to cultural and religious diversity. "Reformed and always reforming" became more real to me than ever in a most ironic place: a Methodist seminary!
I have also included on this site a few articles and essays and audio recordings by some of my friends, as well as links to other sites and resources I have found enlightening and encouraging in my pursuit of the practical experience of the present kingdom of Christ in Mount Zion, which is heaven and nothing short of it.
For Zion's [Heaven's] sake,
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