Why prayer is hard

What’s there about “nothing” that you don’t understand?

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We were talking about alcohol addiction when one person said his whole family had been delivered from alcohol. Someone asked him how this happened. We all had in mind what we thought he would say. Continue reading “Why prayer is hard”

Dear Sisters

A loving, well-written admonishment on how and why Christian women should dress modesty by Kari Dent.

Kari Dent... living in paradise until He comes.

Dear Sisters in Christ,

First, I want to tell you that I love you. I really do. Trying to be a godly woman in this godless society is tough. We need each other. We need to be one another’s most enthusiastic cheerleader. I have a friend and mentor who closes all of her emails and messages with the phrase “Cheering you on!” That has been so encouraging to me over the years, and I want to cheer you on as well. I truly desire to do that.

There’s a word used frequently in the New Testament called “exhortation.” Sometimes we use it interchangeably with “encouragement.” The words are definitely similar, but there’s a little different aspect to exhortation. Encouragement says, “You are doing great!” Exhortation says, “You are doing great! But I know you can do even better!” Exhortation pushes you forward and deeper into your walk with Christ and…

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The Believers

I was raised in this kind of culture.

The Believers

This is a book review of The Believers, which is about the Shaker movement, that began in the east then spread to Kentucky. Since writing this book review I have realized the Shakers were fanatics and zealots. We have fanatics and zealots today in all religions but also within Christianity. I was raised in this kind of culture. Continue reading “The Believers”

Head Coverings – Part 1

How do head coverings apply today?

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Have you ever wondered about the scripture on Head Coverings from 1 Corinthians 11:3-16? In the past, I’ve read this scripture and thought, oh yes, that must be where the Catholics got the idea of women wearing a veil during mass. Continue reading “Head Coverings – Part 1”