The Word Among Us

February 2012 Issue

My Personal Jericho

And the sisters in Christ who helped tear down the walls

By: Patty Whelpley

My Personal Jericho: And the sisters in Christ who helped tear down the walls by Patty Whelpley

When I consider my faith journey, I can’t help but think of those hapless Israelites who were stuck in the desert for forty years after being led out of Egypt. For me, too, it was about forty years before I took my first baby steps into the promised land of a living faith in God.

I grew up in a big, loving fam­ily, with parents who were excellent guides and examples of Christian faith. Still, God felt distant to...

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