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What’s So Bad about a Comfort Zone?

posted by Carolyn Henderson

If you haven’t heard the term “comfort zone,” then you must never attend church. Or work in a cubicle. Or listen to politicians. Comfort zones — that area of life where we operate, well, comfortably because we understand our circumstances, […]

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. […]

When People Lie to Us

posted by Carolyn Henderson

Sometimes, the truth is so simple that it’s difficult to believe. Take manipulation, for example, which is to control another person’s behavior, generally without his knowledge, and in an unscrupulous manner. The word is not used in a positive sense. […]

A Nobody Who Was Somebody (Like You, or Me)

posted by Carolyn Henderson

Some bargains look better than others. Recently, at a consignment shop, I was drawn to a gorgeous Nativity set of tall, willowy statutettes, gilded with gold. That they were half-off because Christmas was over made them even more attractive. Of […]

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Three Encouraging Thoughts to Get You Through the Week
Not everyone's Monday is actually on Monday. But regardless of

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?
Anniversaries are suppos

posted 7:41:34pm Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »


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