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Should You Question Authority?

posted by Carolyn Henderson

Should you question authority? You bet. Generally I avoid words like “should,” “ought,” and “must,” because they are frequently misused to manipulate people into doing things that they don’t want to do, as in, “You should go to Sunday School.” […]

Are You Awake?

posted by Carolyn Henderson

  The Bible talks a lot about being awake, and all Christians like to think that they are so: “Oh, yes — I’m awake all right to the evils of the world around me!” Quite honestly, as much as we would like […]

Near Death Experiences — Don’t Fall in Love with Them

posted by Carolyn Henderson

“Did you read the book?” “Nope.” “See the movie?” “Nope.” “Then what makes you think you can have an opinion on the matter?” I grew up in a family of scientists, where not having a PhD in a discipline (and most 13-year-olds […]

Is It Enough — Just to Believe?

posted by Carolyn Henderson

I’ll be the first to admit that I make things too complicated, and as an astute and thoughtful reader wrote me about a recent article, The Kingdom of Heaven — How Do We Get There?, “Isn’t it enough just to believe?” […]

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Should You Question Authority?
[caption id="attachment_979" align="alignleft" width="371"] The more we think, the less readily we believe what we are told. So it is in the best interest of people who want to control us, to frustrate us from thinking. Contemplation, original oil painting by Steve Henderson, sold. Licensed, open ed

posted 6:08:53pm Aug. 01, 2014 | read full post »

Business Advice from a Homemaker
Recently, I spent an hour on

posted 6:37:40pm Jul. 30, 2014 | read full post »

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 »


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