Many denominations ordain women as pastors. Some churches cling tightly to a male model of leadership. Deborah challenges us to broaden our thinking. Are women capable of effectively leading God's people?
Marie Barone is the classic mother-in-law. Unfortunately, most people are irritated by their mother-in-law. But Ruth wasn't. And God rewarded her for it - big time!
Mary receives as much attention in the Christmas story as Jesus. And for good reason! She inspires us in many ways - perhaps the most difficult way of all!
One of the most elevated Bible characters was a foreign prostitute. Rahab doesn't meet our expectations, but she obviously met God's! How could she inspire you to put your faith into action?
Abraham is easily one the Bible's most famous characters. But have you ever considered his wife? Surprisingly, she gives us a much more attainable example of the Christian life.