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Penny Keathley

Grateful for the sanctifying work of raising children

Commentary By November 19, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

I became a mom at the age of 27 after 5 years of marriage. My children are in their early 30s now, and 4 grandchildren bless my days.  Thanksgiving turns my mind toward memories of precious holidays past and God’s many blessings through the years. One of those blessings has been the sanctifying work of raising our children. Penny Keathley…


The Art of Dying

Book Review By July 15, 2013 Tags: , , No Comments

“Our culture simply doesn’t know what to think about death,” begins an engaging read by Rob Moll entitled The Art of Dying: Living Fully Into the Life to Come (IVP Books, 2010). If you think me morbid for my interest in this subject, then this book was written precisely with you in mind! The title caught my attention, but even…


A Train Wreck Conversion

Book Review, Commentary By March 28, 2013 Tags: No Comments

In the January/February 2013 edition of Christianity Today, I read the gripping story of Rosaria Champagne Butterfield’s journey to Christ entitled “My Train Wreck Conversion”. The subtitle further caught my attention: “As a leftist lesbian professor, I despised Christians. Then somehow I became one.” It was a fascinating testimony. The end of the article stated that she had written a…


Word for Wednesday: Hospitalitude

Commentary By February 27, 2013 Tags: No Comments

For many years now Mrs. Cindy Bush, widow of L. Russ Bush, former Academic Dean of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has taught a course in the Biblical Women’s Institute program entitled “The Ministry of Hospitality”. Anyone who knows Cindy even a little will confirm that her cup of gifts overflows with hospitality; and if they spend a little more time…


I fell in love with the evangelist in the pea green suit

Commentary By August 25, 2011 Tags: , , No Comments

About 35 years ago I met a young man at a church baseball game who had recently accepted Christ. My girlfriend beside me whispered (don’t you think Ken is kind of cute?). My response was something like, “Yeah, he’s OK”, trying to pretend I had not noticed. Later my father and pastor invited this young man to preach a youth…


Obvious, Elemental and Necessary

Book Review, Commentary By January 24, 2011 Tags: , No Comments

Obvious, Elemental, and Necessary.  This is how Dale Ahlquist describes G. K. Chesterton’s opinion on the differences between men and women in his book Common Sense 101: Lessons from G. K. Chesterton. He goes on to quote Chesterton as saying that these amazing differences are quite necessary for true romantic love: “The differences between a man and a woman are…