Hidden Dangers in Your Cultural Background

Every culture, language, ethnic group, and many unbiblical religions have celebrations and traditions which have specific localized origins and all kinds of material (physical) trappings. These traditions are ingrained and socialized across many generations. These celebrations look innocent and informative and sometimes serve as a bridge to engage curious outsiders who want to be politically…

To the Mother Who Hasn’t Been One Yet

He gives the childless woman a household, making her the joyful mother of children. Hallelujah! Psalm 113:9   HCSB This verse feels like a mockery, a point of despair, for many of my single sisters. Mother’s Day is a tough week for these women who wanted to have children by this time in their lives, but…

I Don’t Want to Be a Christian Single. I Want to Be a Christian, Married! Help!

As part of an active leadership team in one of our church’s singles groups, I regularly facilitate table discussions on the evening’s topic. Inevitably, our status as singles and how it’s seen and treated like cooties comes up. It has been especially difficult for many of our singles as, over the last several months, various…

The View From Up Here

“It’s easier to go down a hill than up but the view is much better at the top.” Henry Ward Beecher It’s actually been a long time since I’ve had any problems with my old car, even though I currently have over 310,500 miles on it. Earlier this week I got the privilege of riding…

Now, Who Are You?

Who Are You? You know a tiny bit about me. Now, who are you? Not your name, but who you are. I mean it. Do you know who you are? If all your accomplishments, human relationships, tasks, and possessions were taken from you, what would be left of you? I have this thing about my…

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