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Gospel Singer and Author Alvin Slaughter Kicks off 30-Days to “Reinvent Your Life”

posted by Joan Ball

If you’ve never heard of Alvin Slaughter, today might be a good day to connect with this world-renowned gospel artist and his friends as some fun, devoted and enthusiastic people spend the next 30 days working together to shake some […]

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Poetry, Facebook and Wondering What it Means to Live a Little…

posted by Joan Ball

If you have never denied your want, how do you know how hunger feels? If you have never given up,how do you learn to receive? If you have never sat with emptiness,out of what do you fashion your hope? These […]

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Victorian Sex Education: A Long Road From Here to Snookie…

posted by Joan Ball

My friend Andrea posted this on Facebook. As I read it and consider this image of female sexuality against the very different yet equally challenging images young women receive today via television, the Internet and other sources, I can’t help […]

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My Husband Martin’s Take on Our Decision to Give Up the Right to Be Right for Lent

posted by Joan Ball

Allow me to introduce my husband Martin. He is an artist, a musician and a student of graphic design. He is also the other half of my endeavor to give up the right to be right for lent. Rather than […]

Renee Johnson Blog Tour: New Daily Devotional for Young Adults Now Available

posted by Joan Ball

New author Renee Johnson and I have communicated through social networks and by telephone. She is at once enthusiastic and complex in her pursuit of her passion for writing and speaking and her desire to understand the challenges of balancing […]

Patience, Tolerance and Lent: Giving Up the Right to be Right

posted by Joan Ball

So last year was the first time I tried to practice lent. I wish I could say it was a wonderful and spiritually enlightening experience, but I have to admit that I failed not once, but twice to stick to […]

What if the Money Spent on This Year’s Superbowl Went to Helping People?

posted by Joan Ball

As people across the nation prepare to spend this evening eating, drinking and consuming millions of dollars in television advertisements before, during and after the Super Bowl, this story of a family in Atlanta offers a contrasting view of how […]

True Confessions: (Finally) Coming Clean on My Dirty Little Secret…

posted by Joan Ball

Got home from the hospital last night following an unexpected three day stay that included lots of tests and a few odd physical episodes of unknown origin that quacked like seizures but didn’t quite walk like them. I will spare […]

Previous Posts

Does the Protestant Work Ethic Hold Up in the 21st Century
This was originally posted last year, but it's on my mind again today... Reading a "secular" textbook this morning about the roots of Americans' tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: "Calvin's doctrine of ...

posted 2:48:59pm Feb. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Does the Protestant Work Ethic Hold Up in the 21st Century?
This was originally posted last year, but it's on my mind again today... Reading a "secular" textbook this morning about the roots of Americans' tendency to define themselves by the work they do and came across this: "Calvin's doctrine of ...

posted 12:57:29pm May. 25, 2011 | read full post »

Holy Saturday: Thoughts on Sacrifice
Woke this morning thinking about sacrifice and how infrequently most of us, myself included, actually sacrifice anything of true value to ourselves for God and others. Sure we give money to our favorite charities. But when is the last time we ...

posted 9:50:42am Apr. 23, 2011 | read full post »

Maundy Thursday: Inspirational Holy Week Stories for an Extraordinary Season...
Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers ...

posted 9:51:07am Apr. 21, 2011 | read full post »

An Ordinary Holy Week Primer for an Extraordinary Season...
Wondering about the meaning of Holy Week and Easter? A new friend and talented author, pastor, artist Dr. David McDonald, has created a helpful site called The Common Truth: Ordinary Stories for an Extraordinary Season that offers ...

posted 12:27:39am Apr. 19, 2011 | read full post »

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