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We Say It All the Time, but What Does It Mean to “Follow Jesus”?

posted by Carolyn Henderson

We Christians have a lamentable habit of using esoteric language, which is an erudite way of saying that we speak phrases understood by a small, like-minded group of people with a specialized knowledge or interest. Given that the gift of Christ is […]

Child of God: You Are Much Beloved

posted by Carolyn Henderson

My niece has a friend whose son has tumors. At a recent visit to the children’s hospital, they passed by a little girl — 3 years old — surrounded by her stuffed animals. As my niece wrote on Facebook: “She […]

Christianity, and the Problem of Hell

posted by Carolyn Henderson

Most people, Christians or not, don’t like to talk about hell. Many seekers abhor the subject because they ask, quite logically, “How can a God who professes to be loving, kind, faithful, and merciful toss anyone into hell? I mean, […]

High Anxiety: Conquer Your Fear

posted by Carolyn Henderson

To depict me as High Anxiety is like describing coffee as black. Yep, it is, and yes, I am. But the beauty of coffee is that when you add milk, sugar, flavorings, whipped cream and sprinkles, these elements mitigate the […]

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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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