Category: christian living

Present: How One Woman Pulled the Plug on Distraction to Connect With Real Life

When I wrote Why Your Children Annoy You & Homemaking is Boring, it really resonated with you all. It was about how luring the Internet can be, and how boring it can make real life seem if we let it. But better than the post, is a FANTASTIC book my friend, Keri Lamar has written, and ...

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Public School, the Bible & Christians: Are We at Fault for Society’s Decline?

I have dreaded publishing this post, and I have prayed heavily over it, begging the Lord to use it to challenge and move hearts. Public school is perhaps, the most sacred cow of our society making it one of the most volatile to discuss. Know I'm writing in earnest, heart-torn love. Yet I believe one of ...

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Hope, Redemption, Grace & Cost. From Gay Activist to Follower of Christ

Hope, redemption, grace, cost. Dr. Rosaria Butterfield talks about her journey from a lesbian and gay activist, to meeting Jesus and what Christianity costs us. Her beautiful testimony is an encouragement no matter who you are, reminding us all that Jesus is the only safe place to run to, the only place where real joy ...

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How to Live (and Parent) in a Society That Rejects Truth

How to Live (and Parent) in a Society That Rejects Truth

The Supreme Court decision legalizing homosexual unions no doubt casts a weight of discouragement over us. Not because we are bigots or hate homosexuals (we're not, we don't), but because the attempt to redefine marriage is impossible, wrong and devastating to family and society, opening a Pandora's box of immorality. We can't redefine an institution God created, anymore ...

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The Old & Young Were Meant to Live Life Together

The Old & Young Were Meant to Live Life Together

Mount St. Vincent, a nursing home in Seattle, Washington is experimenting with a new idea: sharing their day with a preschool. A filmmaker, Evan Briggs, captured on film the sweet interactions and obvious benefits to having young and old share life together. This film ripped my heart open. Not because of the tenderness or beauty of ...

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Portrait of a Courageous Woman of God, Elisabeth Elliot

Portrait of a Courageous Woman of God, Elisabeth Elliot

A beautiful woman of faith, a true saint, fearlessly courageous, bold and devoted to her God, died this week. She was an early mentor of mine through books and audios, and her faithfulness has left an indelible impression in my life. Elisabeth walked through some dark places and maintained that God used it all to make her ...

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The Quiet Fight Among Women

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Angie Tolpin, my friend and fellow blogger, has addressed a tough, relevant issue among women head on, in her 8-part, online study, Redeeming the Division, The Quiet Fight Between Women. As I've gone through the study, it has been such a refreshing, convicting reminder of how very important it is for us, women of God, to be known ...

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A Former Lesbian Professor Tells What Happened When She Met Jesus

Do you know what the world needs? To come face to face with the God who created them, see His agony over their sin, His death as a man on the cross to cover it, and the freedom from condemnation given to every new creature in Christ. That is Christianity. And that is why I share amazing ...

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What Do We Do With Trials? My Utmost for His Highest.

What Do We Do With Trials

Oswald Chambers writes: "…that you may know what is the hope of His calling… —Ephesians 1:18 Remember that you have been saved so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in your body (see 2 Corinthians 4:10). Direct the total energy of your powers so that you may achieve everything your election as a child of God ...

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The Kingdom Choice of Raising Children

"The efforts which a mother makes for the improvement of her child in knowledge and virtue, are necessarily retired and unobtrusive. The world knows nothing of them; and hence the world has been slow to perceive how powerful and extensive is this secret and silent influence....the influence which is exerted upon the mind during the first ...

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