The Other F-Word: Examining Feminism as it Applies Today Guess what? You're probably a feminist. If I'm right (and I like to think I usually am- occupational hazard), the majority of women reading that are cringing at this shocking allegation. I get it.
R.I.P. When I was a young minister, a funeral director asked me to hold a grave side service for a homeless man with no family or friends. The funeral was to be at a cemetery way out in the country. This was a new cemetery and this man was the first to be laid to rest there. I was not familiar with the area and became lost. Being a typical woman, of course, I did not ask for directions. I finally found the cemetery about an hour late. The backhoe was there and the crew was eating their lunch. The hearse was nowhere...
The Most Famous Woman of All Time is a Feminist Taking a look at an Ancient Archetype Around this time of year, it's only appropriate to take a moment to appreciate one of the most famous women of all time. No, she didn't get naked in public for a living. No, she didn't have more money than God.
Selling Vacuum Cleaners A little old woman answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner."Good morning," said the young man. "If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered vacuum cleaners. "Go away!" said the old woman. "I haven't got any money!" and she proceeded to close the door. Quick as a flash, the young man wedged his foot in the door and...
Season of the Witch...with No Nic Cage in Sight Nicholas Cage is known for having a nasal voice and appearing in some really bad movies. Coming up on the list of flops (potentially) is a film called Season of the Witch.
Adam & Eve After creating heaven and earth, God created Adam and Eve.And the first thing he said was, "Don't"."Don't what?" Adam replied."Don't eat the forbidden fruit." God said."Forbidden fruit? We have forbidden fruit? Hey, Eve...we have forbidden fruit!"
Secular Songs with Secret Spiritual Significance: Part Two Unrequited love and hidden secrets…sound intriguing? Whether it’s a ten-year old with a secret valentine or a full-grown woman seeking love in the workplace, we have experienced or know someone who has experienced the sting of romance. This week, two songs struck my fancy.
Chit Chat with the Web Monk: An Interview with B. Dave Walters This article is part of a series of interview with spiritual experts from a wide breadth of areas. The goal of the series to help us all learn a little more about different faiths, prayer practices and spirituality today and yesterday from the mouths of those who study it religiously (no pun intended).
Chit Chat with the Minister of Art: An Interview with Jolene Nelson For Jolene Nelson, art is a way of life. Her ability to express herself through visual art, poetry, essays and spoken word have given her a spiritual outlet for self-examination and helping other people.
Sunday School Lesson A Sunday School teacher of preschoolers was concerned that his students might be a little confused about Jesus Christ because of the Christmas season emphasis on His birth. He wanted to make sure they understood that the birth of Jesus occurred a long time ago, that He grew up, etc.
Secular Songs with Secret Spiritual Significance: Part One I have a confession. I love top 40 hits. Say what? Yes, I know, top 40 songs aren’t exactly the most praise-filled, godly, spiritual, (insert any generic religious adjective here), etc. Some are downright dirty and scandalous.
Never Sick Grandma Jones, from the valley, had never experienced a sick day in her life, so she didn't take it kindly when a bad case of the mulligrubs sent her to the hospital for observation. By the time a pair of husky interns got Grandma tucked into bed, she had managed to complain about everything: the temperature, the lights, the skimpy gown, the food and the mattress, especially, the mattress. Suddenly, Grandma spotted a small plastic item with a button, attached to a cord. "What's that?" she...
Last Second "Do you believe in life after death?" the boss asked one of his employees. "Yes, Sir," the new employee replied. "Well, then, that makes everything just fine." The boss went on,"After you left early yesterday to go to your grandmother's funeral she stopped in to see you!"
Holy Business A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him in front of the service station. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump. "Sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip." The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."
Happy New Year! 2011 is here, and we're excited about what the new year is bringing for Prayables.com. Here's what to look for in the coming months: Features- Just launched today, this section is best described as “prayer journalism.” It includes articles that take a look at faith-based matters in politics, women's issues, secular media, and our communities. Make...