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Cultural Evils: Floating With the Current

March 28, AD2015 18 Comments
Cultural Evils: Floating With the Current

Today, so many things that used to be considered evil are now part of the mainstream culture. Let’s take a look at some of these abominations. Abortion This horror has been legalized in America since January 22, 1973. In a strange judicial decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, Roe vs. Wade established for the very […]

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Redemptive Suffering and the Phony Victim Complex

March 27, AD2015 2 Comments
Redemptive Suffering and the Phony Victim Complex

Genuine, spiritually powerful redemptive suffering  does exist as a genuine call from God. However, what most of us experience is far from redemptive, because our suffering is not in union with Christ’s suffering. Redemptive suffering is not long-faced misery, because it is life-giving and life-affirming as we live in, with and through Christ our Saviour. This […]

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Who Is Deserving of Life and Love?

March 26, AD2015 0 Comments
Who Is Deserving of Life and Love?

If I were to tell you that I only love my blue-eyed children, what would you think? There would surely be well deserved outrage! What if God only loved those of us who were saints or we were obligated to only love those with whom we agree? How would the family fare if children only […]

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Movie Review: Do You Believe?

March 26, AD2015 3 Comments
Movie Review: Do You Believe?

If a poor old man approached you, dragging a seven-foot cross, and asked, “Do you believe?”  – what would you say? What would you think? Recently, I saw the movie Do You Believe? that poses the same question to the viewer. We all say we have faith, but how many of us actually live that […]

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How Business Ownership Converts Your Flaws into Virtues

March 25, AD2015 3 Comments
How Business Ownership Converts Your Flaws into Virtues

From being a faith-based marriage and family therapist for 22 years, I’m also a Christian women entrepreneur coach. But are the roles that different? Not really. It’s all about change. My entrepreneurship journey has at times felt like a psychological and emotional enema: simultaneously painful and cleansing. In being self-employed, like with relationships, your personal issues […]

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Haters Their Own Worst Enemy

March 25, AD2015 7 Comments
Haters Their Own Worst Enemy

Have you heard of the Sodomite Suppression Act? If not, sit down and brace yourself. Last month, attorney Matthew McLaughlin legally filed with the California Attorney General the proposed measure “The Sodomite Suppression Act.” It calls for “any person who willingly touches another person of the same gender for purposes of sexual gratification be put […]

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Lent In a Sinless Age

March 24, AD2015 1 Comment
Lent In a Sinless Age

I have never much enjoyed Lent; of course the purpose of Lent is not enjoyment.  Repentance, mortification, fasting casts for me a gray pallor over this time of year.  Like many things in life I do not like, foul tasting medicine, judges who insist on strict adherence to the law, honest traffic cops, I benefit […]

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You Have a Voice Regarding 3-Parent Embryos

March 24, AD2015 1 Comment
You Have a Voice Regarding 3-Parent Embryos

Our health, a precise equilibrium, may be disrupted by any disease at any given time. Scientific progress has moved beyond the realm of diagnoses and care of disease, and has now entered the new arena of prediction and prevention while still in the embryonic stage of life, in spite of unknown factors and risks. With […]

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The Prayer of the Elderly

March 24, AD2015 1 Comment
The Prayer of the Elderly

As I write this, I am eagerly awaiting the imminent arrival of my third grandchild. I have been privileged to share many happy times with my granddaughter and grandson; and I look forward to making more memories that include their baby sister. Like my own grandparents, I want to share my life with them; and […]

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Christ is the Best Math Teacher Ever

March 23, AD2015 1 Comment
Christ is the Best Math Teacher Ever

Many folks look at math as an old enemy, still licking the wounds of distant brushes with word problems and equations that were never fully understood, much less solved. For others, math is a comfortable pair of slippers that bring warm and fuzzy memories of solving problems other students could never even figure out how […]

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What Does March Madness Have to Do With My Faith?

March 23, AD2015 5 Comments
What Does March Madness Have to Do With My Faith?

What is it about the NCAA College Basketball Tournament that we love so much?  Each year, college fans everywhere (from the casual watchers to the true die-hards) embark on a roller coaster ride of emotions. For two and-a-half weeks, they follow their teams’ competition, while encountering numerous, memorable moments.  We marvel at the talent, passion, […]

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Give Praise to the Lord

March 19, AD2015 1 Comment
Give Praise to the Lord

It is Lent and no doubt, we are in the full swing of the things we said we would do or what we would give up during this season. I was thinking recently how praising God could be one of those things. How many times do you hear people say that they are giving up […]

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When You Fall Off The Wagon

March 18, AD2015 2 Comments
When You Fall Off The Wagon

“Yet even now – oracle of the Lord – return to me with your whole heart… For he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love” – Joel 2:12-13 David stood at the white board scribbling enthusiastically what he knew about setting goals. He drew flow charts and diagrams, arrows and measurable numbers. […]

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Does God Still Speak to Us?

March 18, AD2015 7 Comments
Does God Still Speak to Us?

I sat quietly; a little disheartened by a conversation I had just had. The person I was talking to told me that she didn’t believe God really talks to her. In fact, she wasn’t sure that He talked to anyone really. I felt a sadness creep into my heart for her. How could she believe […]

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Book Review: Runaway Radical – When Doing Good Goes Wrong

March 17, AD2015 2 Comments
Book Review: Runaway Radical – When Doing Good Goes Wrong

I was first introduced to Amy Hollingsworth’s writing with a book that was so popular that it was sold at Walmart: The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers. This book is clearly a labor of love. Amy was blessed to become a friend and pen pal of the favorite neighbor that everyone would have enjoyed knowing. Her more […]

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I Could Never Take My Children To Adoration – Or So I Thought!

March 16, AD2015 4 Comments
I Could Never Take My Children To Adoration – Or So I Thought!

I’m a cradle Catholic. I went to Catholic church every Sunday. I attended CCD classes every Wednesday. I even said bedtime prayers – most of the time – and, as an adult, I was proud of teaching my boys to pray before every dinner. I loved that they even quietly bow their heads and make […]

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The Depiction Of Motion In Scripture And In Science

March 16, AD2015 1 Comment
The Depiction Of Motion In Scripture And In Science

I backed out of the garage and to the right onto the parking area, then turned left onto the driveway. At the end of the driveway I turned left onto the road heading south. That is a mental depiction as if I were an outside observer. What I visually observed could have been captured by […]

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