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Afraid to Post on Facebook

posted by Carolyn Henderson

I have a cat named Xena the Warrior Princess, which is a diverting misnomer because she is one of the timidest animals alive. Admittedly, as far as staying alive, running away from trouble is a successful stratagem for Xena, who spends her days concealed in the bushes, wide-eyed and paranoid. When she does venture out, she […]

5 “Sins” That Aren’t Sins

posted by Carolyn Henderson

Christians frequently talk about grace, love, acceptance, and freedom, and indeed, these attributes are abundantly available to the person who follows Christ. Unfortunately, however, within Christian group settings (“community” is the latest buzzword), rules abound, all the more insidious because they […]

Lessons from the Easter Bunny

posted by Carolyn Henderson

Full disclosure: we do Easter egg hunts. But then again, we also do Halloween and Santa, and have been remarkably able to separate these particular family traditions from our theological viewpoints. As Christians, it’s important to not only talk, and talk, and talk […]

Shutting up the Voices in Our Heads

posted by Carolyn Henderson

I just returned from posting letters in our mailbox, 3oo feet from our house. It’s a cold, foggy day, and over the crunch of gravel under my feet I heard the sibilant song of a little bird. Five little notes. […]

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Three Encouraging Thoughts to Get You Through the Week
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posted 10:03:57pm Jul. 28, 2014 | read full post »

Letting Satan Win
[caption id="attachment_945" align="alignleft" width="450"] Don't be fooled: this is a goat, not Satan. And she's actually a very awake goat -- the others in the herd watch what she does, because she is the most alert to danger of all of them. Shouldn't Christians be a bit more like this? Photo cred

posted 8:01:15pm Jul. 25, 2014 | read full post »

Afraid to Post on Facebook
I have a cat named Xena the Warrior Princess, whi

posted 7:56:19pm Jul. 23, 2014 | read full post »

Do You Long for the Love Christianity Promises?
[caption id="attachment_932" align="alignleft" width="450"] In our family home, we enjoy the status of being a son or daughter of the house. In our Father's household, we can rest in our position, beloved children of a perfect Father. Captain's House, original oil painting by Steve Henderson, sold.[

posted 7:04:37pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Will We Ever Say Good-bye to the Legacy of the Vietnam War?
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posted 7:41:34pm Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »


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