Monthly Archives: July 2011

Putting our money where our mouth is

Us Christians, we talk a good game, don’t we?  One quick read through my news feed on Facebook, and I see people praying for each other, encouraging one another, posting Bible verses and all kinds of links to other Christians talking about stuff. This is all well and good, but we need to do more […]

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Abstinence: It Can Be Done

“For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.”  Romans 6:14 According to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, only 15.1 percent of women make it to the altar as virgins.  The number is 8.7 percent for men. While those numbers may seem staggeringly small, research seems […]

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Recipe of the week- Watermelon Jalapeno Ice Pops

As many of you know, I love to cook and especially enjoy trying new recipes.  My poor family, otherwise known as the guinea pigs, has been subjected to a few flops over the years.  Fortunately for me, they are good sports and put up with my creativity in the kitchen. I thought I’d share some […]

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Welcome to the new website!

For those of you have been following my blog, this is the new location (in case you have it bookmarked).  After several months and lots of hard work, I am happy to announce I now have my own website! I had been advised some time ago to get a website for professional reasons, but I […]

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Love in the church: shallow and narrow

Think back to the last time you wronged somebody.  Maybe you didn’t necessarily sin against that person, but you did something which unintentionally hurt someone else. How did you respond?  Did you apologize or did you defend your behavior? Imagine this…imagine you owned up to your behavior, even though you felt the whole thing was […]

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Cinderella gets her man

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4 Volunteering in youth work the past 15 years, I’ve seen my fair share of Cinderellas.  Girls who are broken…emotionally and/or physically abandoned and poor in spirit.  Girls who don’t think much of themselves and can’t see their own beauty. […]

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Discovering the lost art of shutting up

“Do you see a person wise in their own eyes?  There is more hope for a fool than for them.”  Proverbs 26:12 I just finished scrolling through my Facebook and Twitter feeds this morning.  As usual, there are strong opinions voiced about politics, sports, and the latest controversial evangelical pastor. We all think we are […]

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Casey Anthony: Where are the prayer warriors?

I just finished reading a blog post by Matthew Paul Turner (Jesus Needs New PR) about the verdict in the Casey Anthony case.  He asks why we are more passionate about justice being served in this case than about the death of other children around the world, or even in our own country. I also read […]

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Sometimes I hate being the mom

Disclaimer:  This post was written very late at night by a tired mommy whose daughter decided to go out. Sometimes I hate being the mom. Oh…sorry…is that not cool to say?  That’s right, I’m supposed to say, “Being a mom is the greatest thing that ever happened to me.”  Or, “Motherhood has fulfilled the deepest […]

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