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February 2010 Archives

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 predestination led his followers [to view] success in wor

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 predestination led his followers [to view] success in wor

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 actually parted with money that would have gone to paying

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 thought-provoking daily reflections and inspirational Easter season

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 thought-provoking daily reflections on Palm Sunday, Fig Monday, Grea

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


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