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“My Church Is Being Stolen!”

posted by Carolyn Henderson

If you belong to a warm, embracing, encouraging and fun church congregation, today’s post is not for you. All I can advise is this: keep it that way, and you do this by limiting the size and power of leadership/management. When these people control as opposed to […]

What Kind of People Leave Church?

posted by Carolyn Henderson

Years ago, when we still attended weekly church services, a longtime acquaintance (that’s generally what we are in church situations — we’re rarely given time to freely mingle and get to know one another as friends) left. If you attend […]

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 […]

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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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 »

Once You're Awake -- Now What?

posted 7:56:29pm Jul. 16, 2014 | read full post »


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