Category: christian living

Reflecting the Glory of God as a Woman: Renew Your Mind 20 Minutes a Day

I am going through a growing time, to put it mildly, where the Lord has used several circumstances in my life to bring me to the end of myself, which, though it feels like an awful place to be (especially for a control freak), it’s actually the ONLY safe place to be. The only place ...

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Are the Duggars to Blame? How Then Should We Parent?

As happens every time the public is shocked with news, a vicious manhunt begins for the reasons “why” or “how” this could happen. It’s no different with the Josh Duggar scandal except for one thing: opponents of homeschooling or evangelical Christian values are using it to perpetuate their already-loathing of these groups of people. That’s to be ...

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Josh Duggar: What’s It Got to Do With Us?

For a number of reasons (including an on-going 3-week sickness) I don't even have the energy to write about this heart-wrenching situation right now. But if you're like me, you're pondering this in a bigger light, wondering how to process it, and what it means for your life, personally, when someone claiming Christ falls so ...

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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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