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Rosalie J. Karjala

Rosalie Karjala is a veteran teacher and author of “Roller Skating in a Buffalo Herd” (amazon kindle e-book), a gathering of her teaching adventures. She is a soon-to-be ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. More important, she is wife to Ernie (50 years and counting), with whom she shares the joy of four children and ten grandchildren, plus a tiny great granddaughter. Besides writing, she loves to read, walk, share Scripture, and play the piano.

The Bible’s Simple Truth of How to Love My Neighbor
April 9th, 2018

The Bible’s Simple Truth of How to Love My Neighbor

Rosalie J. Karjala

My son the linguist never met a word he didn’t love. And he delights in sharing his etymological treasures with whoever will stop and listen. Recently we celebrated my birthday with breakfast at a little restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean near San Diego. As we watched the morning sunlight ...

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Discovering Jesus’s Indiscriminate Love in the Gospels
February 26th, 2018

Discovering Jesus’s Indiscriminate Love in the Gospels

Rosalie J. Karjala

The Ignatian spiritual exercise of Gospel Contemplation lets you use your imagination to interact with a passage of Scripture. The reflection below delves into Luke 7:36-50. Feel free to try it on your own! Read the Gospel passage twice slowly. Close your eyes and reflect: What do ...

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How to Uncover the Delight of Bible Reading
February 5th, 2018

How to Uncover the Delight of Bible Reading

Rosalie J. Karjala

In September, I embraced the inevitable. Summer was ending—the light narrowing and slanting toward autumn. Each year we New Englanders welcome the change while bracing for another winter. We look forward to the first nip of frost, the crunch of a freshly picked apple, the sweet aroma of wood ...

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What Did Jesus Really Think of Women?
October 9th, 2017

What Did Jesus Really Think of Women?

Rosalie J. Karjala

How does the Bible view women? At face value, some of its messages and examples can seem oppressive or devaluing. But when you learn more about how Jesus responded to the Bible’s historical and cultural context, you may rethink your first impressions. Christ entered into a specific time and ...

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