Category: Sacred Friendships

Learning to pray


John 17:1  When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven… Jesus had a prayer life such that when the disciples heard him pray, they asked, “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). My pastor asked us this morning, “What…

Book Review: Sacred Friendships


Celebrating the Legacy of Women Heroes of the Faith by Dr. Robert Kellemen and Susan Ellis In the writings of early church history, women’s voices have gone underrepresented. This realization began Dr. Robert Kellemen’s desire for writing Sacred Friendships. In addition to his work…

The Desert Ammas


Paul writes in Romans 8:15 that we have “received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba, Father!” Abba is the affectionate term for one’s father. Likewise, Amma is used to lovingly refer to one’s mother. In the very early church,…

If not for the hills


In your reading and studying of church history, do you ever wonder, where are the women?  Not too long ago, I started reading a book that answers this very question. Sacred Friendships – Celebrating the Legacy of Women Heroes of the Faith seeks to…

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