Maybell Gates was faithful in in Corinth for decades through small acts of faithfulness. I wanted to share with you what I read at the funeral as a reminder that a life spent washing feet without fanfare is not so small after all.
I cannot always say I relate to parts of the Old Testament narratives because we live in a different place and time, but one theme that feels uncomfortably close is the Israelites’ idol worship.
Sister, you belong. Period. You belong because your Savior invited you to His feet to be just as much a learner as your brothers in Christ. You have just as much access to His teaching and just as much responsibility in His kingdom.
There is a fine line between correction and condemnation. How do we—people of the church—correct one another without condemning one another?
I closed the door behind my parents as they left our two-bedroom apartment near campus. Bows and wrapping paper, half-eaten cupcakes, stoles cords, and a tassel sprinkled the living room. I’d gather them later; I just made a beeline to the bedroom. Still in my graduation dress, I hopped in the bed in the fetal […]