One of the neat things about marriage is being proud of your spouse… Anna has been writing columns for The New Living Translation web site… this along with her other writing projects make me very proud… not that she has to do anything to make me proud of her, but you get the picture. 🙂
Here’s a bit from one of her most recent articles in the exploring Christianity section:

What is the transfiguration?
by Anna Aven Howard

Perhaps one of the more interesting occurrences in the life of Jesus is the transfiguration. In this event, Jesus goes up on a mountain to pray—that’s not unusual—and take his disciples with him—this is unusual. While he’s praying, “the appearance of his face changed and his clothing became dazzling white” (Luke 9:29)—that’s really unusual. And if that weren’t enough, Moses and Elijah appear and talk with Jesus about “his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem” (Luke 9:31).

Let’s see: exodus, glowing face, Moses. . . . All three of these things have appeared together before in Scripture. If we look back to the book of Exodus, when Moses receives the Ten Commandments, we read that he comes down off the mountain with his face glowing (see Exodus 34:29-35). Exodus tells us his face “had become radiant because he had spoken to the LORD.” Moses’ face was literally reflecting the glory of God when he came off the mountain.

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