All posts by: Anne Mackie Morelli

A Response to Divine Grace

The woman is never identified by name. She doesn’t speak a word. She is simply referred to as “a woman in the city, who was a sinner.” While the exact...

Re-Visioning the Narrative, Letting Her Story be Told

She utters only one line in the entire book. She remains unnamed and is simply referred to as “his wife”.[i] Yet, despite the fact Job’s wife is marginalized in the...

The Most Loyal Companion

When I was a little girl the neighbour asked my family if we would take care of their dog Sammy whilst they were away for the weekend. My Mother agreed...

Why does a Good God Allow Good People to Suffer?

I have been intrigued with why a good God allows good people to suffer. So recently I chose to study the Book of Job as one of my required Old...

Rest for the Weary Soul

My weary soul yearns for stillness. To find soul rest. Some respite from this relentlessly chaotic, turbulent, uncertain time. Where every day we are being bombarded with news and events...

We are to be the Light in This World

“You are burning lamps who the Lord has established on his sacred mountain to illuminate the darkness of the world by your word and example.” Elisabeth of Schonau, wrote this...

beautiful, inexplicable, unconventional Creation

He challenged Job and his companions, “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!” (Job 38:) And as He speaks out...

Writing our Stories

When our boys were little they treasured our story times. Especially after dinner, when they were bathed, now in their pyjamas, we’d gather together on our living room couch. The...

Pressing pause, Pressing play.

Last spring my mother’s health began to falter. Sensing she was entering the last leg of her journey, I pressed pause on many of my commitments. I knew I would...

Speaking Truth, in Love and Grace

I know we’ve all been there. Where we’ve worried about someone. Felt disconcerted about some choices they were making. And we wrestled with whether we should say something. Wondering if...