• Raucous Victory Celebrations

    If you’re spending December with me, you know we’re on an Advent journey. It’s not like the typical Advent posts I’ve written in the past, this year we’re focusing on women who served an important role in God’s redemption plan. Closer to Christmas we’ll study Mary, the mother of Jesus, who, early in her pregnancy was greeted by her cousin Elizabeth with this significant word of high praise: [box]“Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!”[/box] Today and tomorrow we’ll discover the only other woman in Scripture who had that kind of blessing poured out on her: [box]“Most blessed of women is Jael . . .”[/box] With…