Family Life
April 25, 2018

A Kid’s Faith that Grows and Gos

This is Part 4 of a four-part series entitled, “Good King Jesus: Teaching Kids to Pray Boldly.” You can read Part 1 HERE, Part 2 HERE and Part 3 HERE. In…

Faith
April 24, 2018

How Purity Culture Hurt Me More Than My Abuser

I grew up in church, and consequently, in a purity culture. I thought the “modest is hottest” shirts were cooler than any brand at the mall. I believed wholeheartedly that…

Christian Life
April 24, 2018

Bookkeeping

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the…

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Christian Life
April 16, 2018

Insanity

What’s that quote about insanity again? The one about the definition? You remember it: Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Well, I was…

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REVIEW: A Quiet Place

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Closets and Heart Clutter

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